Uniqlo has unveiled its collaboration with designer Thomas Maier, which
will mark the brand’s first resort wear collection, which will launch
online and in 19 markets across the world from May 18.
The collection part of its LifeWear series will feature pieces for men
and women, which fuse Maier’s “time off” and “escape” philosophy with
Uniqlo’s commitment to making clothing that’s comfortable for all and that
helps “people get away from it all, whether relaxing at a resort or winding
down after a busy day at work”.
The collaboration features orange, yellow, and other hues inspired by
the sun-kissed splendor of Florida, where Maier originated, as well as the
brand’s iconic palm tree motif. The women’s line includes dresses,
camisoles, a polo sweater, and swimwear, while the men’s range offers a
range of jackets, T-shirts, polo shirts, and easy pants that double as
The collection also features innovative fabrics, including AIRism for
jackets and polo shirts, extra fine cotton for shirts, Supima cotton for
T-shirts and 100 percent cashmere for summer knits.
Commenting on the collection, Maier said: “Our new collection is
designed to work in many different ways. Beach attire can turn into lounge
wear, casual cover-ups paired with polo shirts can easily be worn in town –
this is the concept of my brand. Things work in many ways. Even if bought
for a special trip or occasion the customer will soon discover these
garments adapt to a year-round life.”
Yuki Katsuta, group senior vice president of Fast Retailing and head of
global research and development at Uniqlo added: “We have been delighted to
collaborate with Tomas Maier in creating this exciting new LifeWear range.
I am sure people will love mixing and matching pieces from our first resort
wear collection, adding a splash of summer fun to everyday living, weekends
and vacation travel.”
Images: courtesy of Uniqlo