Alexander Wang is partnering with Uniqlo on a collection of summer basics.
The New York-based designer, known for his signature use of black fabric and edgy sportswear, previously teamed with executives at the Japanese high street retailer on a limited-edition collection last October (18), with the minimalist items utilising Uniqlo’s Heattech fabric, a lightweight high-tech material which actually creates heat.
Now, Wang has announced that he is working with the designers at Uniqlo once again, but this time, he has created a range with the objective of keeping wearers cool.
“Working with Uniqlo on the second season of the collaboration, it felt like there was a mutual understanding of not only aesthetics but of each other’s work ethic,” he said in a statement. “It was easier coming together this time around to accomplish a similar goal. Innovation has always been at the forefront of our design and creative process, and functionality serves a huge purpose in the way I and our customers dress.”
The basics collection includes seamless T-shirts, bras, bodysuits, tops, camisoles and bike shorts for women and tank tops and underwear for men. Items are available in an array of neutral colours, such as light pink, light blue, grey, and black, and incorporate AIRism fabric, which a Uniqlo representative described as “comfort conditioning technology”.
Wang’s designs for Uniqlo will be priced from $10 and $30 (£7.50 – £23). They are due to hit selected stores on 11 April.
Wang is no stranger to collaborations, having first worked with Uniqlo on a ready-to-wear collection in 2008, and more recently teaming with the likes of H&M, Adidas and Adidas Originals on various projects.
Other designers who recently partnered with Uniqlo on capsule collections have included Jonathan Anderson and Tomas Maier.
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