By Kylie Rau
April 27, 2021
UNIQLO has teamed up with iconic street artist FUTURA2000’s brand FUTURA LABORATORIES to create a unique collaboration. The items will be available in stores nationwide as well as on uniqlo.com starting in late May.
In February of 2020, UNIQLO collaborated with FUTURA LABORATORIES on a t-shirt collection called “Urban Walls”. This collection featured work of other artists including André Saraiva and Kelsey Montague.
“For me, the most exciting aspect of working with Uniqlo is their global accessibility, and affordable price points,” FUTURA2000 said in a press release. “In addition, as our relationship has grown, this recent collection will feature, and introduces, my first collection of women’s apparel.”
The collection of activewear features FUTURA2000’s signature atom logo as a print across the sport utility wear items. Materials used to create these items include DRY-EX and AIRism UV Protection items.
“FUTURA is one of the most influential icons of global popular culture,” John C Jay, President of Global Creative for Fast Retailing, said in a press release. “He is an artist who has inspired us for over 40 years, the godfather of so many artistic movements, yet continues to personally evolve for the benefit of the imagination and spirit of future generations.”
The price range for the items in the collection is $9.90 to $29.90, and the collaboration includes a full range of adult and children’s sizing to accommodate all consumers. Some of the items in the collection include Men’s DRY-EX T-Shirts, Men’s DRY-EX Shorts, Women’s AIRism UV Protection Active Soft Leggings and Women’s AIRism Soft Biker Shorts.
UNIQLO’s mission is to create products that make customers’ lives better and more convenient. Because of this, this collection offers a two-way stretch cap and towel, which display the artist’s famous atomic icon as well.