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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / TJ Allers email@example.com Paul Wilmot Communications 581 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011 T: 212.206.7447 F: 212.206.7557
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