Following their hugely successful collaboration, French designer Christophe Lemaire and Japanese purveyor of comfortable clothing, Uniqlo, have teamed up once again to create a new line of well-designed apparel that caters to all lifestyles. This time, however, the partnership is grander in scope and not just a mere collaboration like the Uniqlo and Lemaire collection.
Lemaire has been placed at the helm of the newly established Uniqlo Paris Research and Development Center and the new Uniqlo U line.
Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing Chairman, President & CEO said, “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Christophe Lemaire as a member of the Uniqlo team. I have time and again been astonished by his outstanding talent in working together to create the Uniqlo and Lemaire collection. I look forward seeing more of the innovations that he inspires, and I am confident that his tremendous experience and talent will thrive at Uniqlo.”
Previously, Lemaire served as artistic director for renowned global fashion houses such as Lacoste and Hermès. He also has his eponymous label, Lemaire, and will continue designing for it, his appointment notwithstanding.
Christophe Lemaire said, “In working on the Uniqlo and Lemaire collection, I found Uniqlo's commitment to product development, high quality, and teamwork truly impressive and inspirational. It is a challenge and a joy for me to be part of the team designing Uniqlo LifeWear—everyday clothing that resonates with people worldwide.”