Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the second UNIQLO and MARNI collection. UNIQLO LifeWear is typified by craftsmanship, technology, and simplicity, while MARNI, through its unique approach to fabric and color, has presented collection after collection of artistic, progressive designs. The latest collection born of the fusion of these two design philosophies brings comfy warmth to winter days, and invigorates everyday styling with color and playfulness.
Yukihiro Katsuta, Fast Retailing Group Senior Executive Officer and Head of R&D for UNIQLO, commented “Last season, there was an overwhelming response to the first UNIQLO and MARNI collection, and a lot of customers could be seen wearing the items around town. It felt as though the collection matched the needs of people looking for fashion which allowed them to shake off the oppressive mood of recent
years. The theme of this second collection was the joy of being wrapped up. This was expressed through the UNIQLO product synonymous with winter, HEATTECH; knits, which are in especially demand amidst customer feedback; and accessories. I hope customers will enjoy the high quality and creativity of the latest UNIQLO and MARNI collection and the artistry it brings to everyday wear.”
Francesco Risso, Creative Director at MARNI, said, “Following on from 22SS, I am excited to be able to announce this winter collection. Through our creative process, we were able to faithfully maintain the pragmatism UNIQLO’s design philosophy and transpose MARNI’s aesthetic into impeccably designed LifeWear. Through this collection, I wanted to investigate the aesthetic perception of the 60’s, flirting with
clichés. Patterns continue to inform everyone’s idea of Marni – as they sit at the core Winter Colors Interwoven with a Fusion of Simplicity and Creativity of our vocabulary and identify our graphic language. This time, though, we transposed those psychedelic patterns onto garments that unapologetically define
the body, creating an enigmatic interplay of prints and anatomy that defines the silhouette.”