UNIQLO Announces Spring 2007 'Designer Invitation Project' Participants

UNIQLO Signs Fashion's Brightest from Tokyo to New York to Design Capsule

Collections for Spring 2007

Alexandre Plokhov of Cloak, Alice Roi, GVGV, Halb, Kino, Lutz & Patmos,

Phillip Lim, and Satoru Tanaka

Oct 23, 2006, 01:00 ET from UNIQLO

    NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO announced today the Spring
 2007 participants of their "Designer Invitation Project," continuing the
 endeavor that will launch this Fall in conjunction with the opening of the
 Japanese retailer's new 36,000 square foot global flagship store in New
 York's SoHo neighborhood on November 10th. Each designer's limited edition
 capsule collection, of which there will be five women's and three men's,
 will be designed exclusively for UNIQLO and will be available at UNIQLO
 stores worldwide.
     UNIQLO will feature the women's collection from Lutz & Patmos during
 the month of February, followed by Japanese designer HALB's men's
 collection and the women's collection from the Japanese designer Kino in
 March. Alice Roi's women's and Cloak's designer Alexander Plokhov's men's
 collections for UNIQLO will be available at the flagship store in April. In
 May, UNIQLO will offer the women's capsule collection of 3.1 phillip lim as
 well as the men's collection from Japanese designer Satoru Tanaka. Rounding
 out the Spring 2007 portion of UNIQLO's "Designer Invitation Project" will
 be the women's collection from the Japanese brand GVGV in June.
     "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with these esteemed and
 talented young designers," said Yuki Katsuta, president of UNIQLO Design
 Studio NY. "I look forward to seeing each designer's collection and the
 unique vision and interpretation they see for the broader UNIQLO customer."
     "The response to our Designer Invitation Project for Fall 2006,
 currently in store, has been strong," added Nobuo Domae, UNIQLO's US CEO.
 "This project is yet another way to introduce UNIQLO's unique balance of
 high style, high quality merchandise at affordable prices. We are extremely
 excited to continue this important project for Spring 2007."
     About UNIQLO
     Clothing says a lot, but you can say it better. Rather than dictate a
 look, UNIQLO designs, manufactures, markets and sells casual wear that
 creates versatile "finished components." From t-shirts and sweaters to
 denim, outerwear and trend items, UNIQLO provides people everywhere with
 the pieces they need to create their own style. All of our clothes are made
 according to exacting Japanese standards for quality and come in an
 astonishing variety of colors and styles.
     UNIQLO is a brand of FAST RETAILING and among the top ten specialty
 apparel retailers in the world. Other group companies include Comptoir des
 Cotonniers in France, and One Zone in Japan. For more information, visit
 http://www.uniqlo.com or http://www.fastretailing.com.
     Designer sketches available upon request.
     For further information please contact:
     David Nesmith dnesmith@greatpress.com / TJ Allers tallers@greatpress.com
     Paul Wilmot Communications
     581 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011
     T: 212.206.7447 F: 212.206.7557