The cool breeze slowly drifting away, daydreams about the beach, and those sweaters heading to the bottom of the pile only means one thing: Summer is coming! With only a month-and-a-half to go before the hottest time of the year, Uniqlo is geared up and thrilled to present us with not just one, but 12 lines for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Learn more:
If you’re an avid fan of the Japanese brand then you know about their signature Heattech, patented clothing technology made to withstand the cold while avoiding the bulk. This summer they introduce its counterpart AIRism. Developed with super-fine fibers with anti-odor and anti-bacterial properties, the technology promises to keep us cool, dry, clean, and comfortable.
Bottoms Collection and Women’s Dress Collection
Uniqlo’s trousers, skirts, shorts, and dresses have been re-imagined, re-designed, and re-defined to stand out. Expect fun prints like polka dots, gingham, and florals, as well as yummy colors like lemon, mint, cornflower, and raspberry to hit racks.
Star Wars and Pixar
Love Star Wars? How about Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Wall-E, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Cars? If you do then you're in for a treat as the force is definitely with the brand: Uniqlo brings the cutest high-quality tees from their collab with Star Wars and Disney-Pixar.
Steteco and Relaco
Uniqlo’s answer to our search for perfect loungewear pieces: Steteco (for men) and Relaco (for women) pants. Historically worn under Japanese kimonos, these traditional Japanese pants have quick-drying, breathable qualities that inspired the brand to turn them into fashion's new fixture this season.
GreenGate and Cabbages & Roses
GreenGate’s Scandinavian, French, and English rustic floral patterns and Cabbage & Roses’ English countryside sensibilities give the Japanese brand a wide design range, but still sticking to their penchant of comfy and feminine pieces.
Celia Birtwell and Karen Walker
British textile designer Celia Birtwell and quirky fashion designer Karen Walker merge their unique aesthetics with Uniqlo’s timeless pieces to bring exciting and unexpected items.
Creative Filmmakers and Designer Invitation Project
Uniqlo believes in the talent of the up-and-coming filmmakers and designers, and both lines aim to give them a voice with the Japanese retail label as their tool.
Click on the photo gallery to view photos from their S/S 2013 lookbook.