UNIQLO has announced on yesterday a new collaboration with the tomas maier brand, famed worldwide for its casual yet designed lifestyle concept. The new tomas maier and uniqlo collection is for women and men, and it will be available at UNIQLO stores worldwide and at UNIQLO.com in early summer. The range infuses the “time off” and “escape” philosophy of the tomas maier brand into LifeWear, which embodies UNIQLO’s enduring commitment to top-quality fabrics, outstanding technology and functionality.
First resortwear range from UNIQLO adds a splash of fun to LifeWear
Commenting on today’s announcement, Tomas Maier said, “The concept of my brand is based on simple, yet sophisticated designs. tomas maier is all about clothes for time off - a way for people to enjoy a much-needed escape from some of the complexities of modern living. I am confident that we were able to incorporate UNIQLO’s remarkable technologies and expertise successfully into our collaboration line, which I hope can help people to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.”
Yuki Katsuta, Group Senior Vice President of Fast Retailing and Head of Global Research and Design at UNIQLO, commented that, “LifeWear embodies our belief that individuality comes not from clothes, but the people wearing them. That’s why we devote our energies to creating clothes that people will enjoy and value for a long time. UNIQLO and the tomas maier brand share a long-held philosophy of including contemporary touches in casual clothes that are made from quality fabrics and are comfortable to wear. Our first resortwear collection marks a new stage in the evolution of LifeWear and adds a splash of summer fun to people’s lifestyles. ”
About the tomas maier brand
Established in 1997, tomas maier balances Italian manufacturing with a casual yet designed lifestyle concept. Known initially for its beachwear collection, tomas maier has grown through a partnership with KERING to encompass a full range of lifestyle products for men and women. For more details, please visit www.tomasmaier.com.
About the designer
Tomas Maier was born in Germany and studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. He is currently the Creative Director of Italian luxury goods house Bottega Veneta and has worked for such venerable brands as SONIA RYKIEL, Revillon and HERMÉS. Presently Tomas Maier works between New York City, Milan and Florida.
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More details regarding the new tomas maier and uniqlo collection will be announced at a later date. |MYBUZZ!
About UNIQLO LifeWearApparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.8619 trillion yen for the 2017 fiscal year ending August 31, 2017 (US $16.87 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2017 rate of $1 = 110.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has more than 1,900 stores in 19 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.