Let’s talk about Asian pride. UNIQLO partners with five Singapore designers for a special UT project, “Feel The SEA”: MAE PANG, MASH-UP, OwnMuse, RÊVASSEUR and WSDM. The other Southeast Asian designers collaborating in this project include NIKICIO (Indonesia), JOE CHIA (Malaysia), MOBO (Philippines), GREYHOUND (Thailand) and PAINKILLER (Thailand). Let’s be honest – designer collaborations don’t feel too special these days. But, “Feel The SEA” strikes a chord closer to home. I love the fact that emerging Asian designers had the opportunity to work with a fashion giant like UNIQLO to showcase their work on a global scale. Kudos to the designers and UNIQLO for bringing worthiness back to designer collaborations.
Priced at S$9.90, the “Feel the SEA” UT collection will be launched end of November 2013.
“This opportunity to create something for UNIQLO is undeniably one of the highlights of my short designer career thus far. I have been a fan of UNIQLO’s designs and its quality since before I moved to Japan, and it was a staple in my wardrobe during my four year stay in Tokyo. I am extremely thankful that they liked a few of my prints enough to span over two seasons. Thank you and 感謝しています！” - RÊVASSEUR
“For this FW13 season, MAE PANG explores the idea of perspective through the eyes of the Jurassic age, when prehistoric dinosaurs walked the land. We are proud to present the ”Rex Iris Tee”, in an optical kaleidoscopic ring, and the “What is Unseen is Eternal” optical chart tee.” – MAE PANG