UNIQLO announces that it will simultaneously launch the definitive book on the renowned contemporary artist KAWS, and a new UT T-Shirt collaboration collection with the artist, on Friday, September 8. Both the new UT collection and the art book – launched exclusively with UNIQLO and premier global book publisher Phaidon, will be made available at UNIQLO stores globally and through uniqlo.com.
Designs in the collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts will feature KAWS’ signature COMPANION and BFF characters (the latter in bright pink), the cover of the new book, as well as the artist’s iconic XX motif. Items will be available in adults’(unisex) and kids’ sizes so everyone can immerse themselves in the world of KAWS. Additionally, UNIQLO will also offer a range of limited-edition gifts for customers purchasing the art book and UT collection. To celebrate the collaboration, some of the largest UNIQLO stores around the globe will be wrapped in designs featuring KAWS’ characters.
Brian Donnelly, the artist known professionally as KAWS, said about these upcoming releases that, “I’m pleased to be exclusively launching my new Phaidon Contemporary Artist Series book with
my longtime partner UNIQLO. To celebrate the occasion, I designed a small capsule collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts that will be available for a limited time. I hope you enjoy the collection!”
KAWS engages audiences far beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. Over the last two decades, KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. He has collaborated extensively with UNIQLO, including by providing designs for the PEACE FOR ALL charity project in 2022, which was a huge worldwide success.
|Launch date||:||Friday, September 8|
|Pricing (Adults)||:||RM59.90 adults’ (unisex) KAWS UT (available in 3 designs) RM129.90 adults’ sweatshirt (available in 2 designs)|
|Pricing (Kids)||RM39.90 Kids’ (unisex) KAWS UT (available in 3 designs) RM79.90 Kids’ sweatshirt (available in 2 designs)|
|Designs||:||3 Designs for Adults’ Sweatshirt 3 Designs for Kids’|
|KAWS Art Book||:||KAWS Art Book will be sold at RM299.90 each|
|Availability||:||UNIQLO stores around Malaysia and Uniqlo.com Note: Kids’ items only available at stores with kids’ sections, as well as on UNIQLO.com|