Other retailers may have temporarily sworn off collaborations, but Uniqlo is gearing up for another partnership. The Japanese brand has teamed up with Celia Birtwell, who created many of the iconic prints designer Ossie Clark used in the '60s and '70s. Come Mar. 11, some of Birtwell's archival prints will be applied to everything from t-shirts to pajama pants, all priced between $10 and $40.
"I've spent my life designing textiles so I have quite a big archive," Birtwell, 71, said in an interview with Vogue UK. "I was able to go through the library and reference certain moments. When I met the people from Uniqlo Japan, we went through the sketchbooks and reference files together and they hooked into the designs they liked. I then developed those selected specifically for Uniqlo."
Only a few photos of the collaboration have been released; if the rest of the pieces are as whimsical and wearable as the pieces in the gallery, this partnership will be a success.