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UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces that it will launch its second limited edition collection with the Finnish design house Marimekko on November 29. The first collection designed jointly by the two companies was a sensation when introduced in spring last year. The 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings for the first time with items for girls and babies.

“We are very excited to introduce our second limited edition collection designed in collaboration with Marimekko, following the success of our 2018 Spring/Summer collection,” said Yuki Katsuta, Head of Research & Development of UNIQLO. “I am also pleased to see Marimekko prints and colors on such UNIQLO LifeWear as cashmere, Ultra Light Down and HEATTECH for the very first time. What a beautiful way to stay warm in the coming winter months, while celebrating a touch of Finnish tradition.”


“Following the positive reception of our first limited edition collaboration collection with UNIQLO in spring 2018, we are thrilled to collaborate with UNIQLO again for Fall/Winter 2019. The new limited edition collection features Marimekko’s bold prints and colours in winterly wardrobe essentials made for all. We believe that together with UNIQLO we have been able to create something truly special for our customers and can’t wait to see this new line bring joy to people’s daily lives around the world,” says Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, President and CEO of Marimekko.

Featuring specially designed apparel

The latest collaboration collection includes several new women’s items designed specially to showcase some of Marimekko’s most recognizable prints such as Kivet (stones), designed by Maija Isola in 1956, Tasaraita (even stripe), designed by Annika Rimala in 1968 and Siirtolapuutarha (city garden), designed by Maija Louekari in 2009. The bold and colorful Marimekko prints will be featured on the first Ultra Light Down Cocoon Coat, Wool Cashmere Hoodie, shirt dresses, and jumpsuits. Also new are items for girls and babies for perfect pair coordination. The collection includes great accessories, among them leggings for babies, knitted accessories, and HEATTECH socks.

Inspired by Finnish winter traditions

Marimekko’s mission is to empower people to be happy as they are, and to bring joy to everyday life through bold prints and colors. LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating high quality clothing that is functional and affordable, to suit everyone’s daily lifestyles. The limited edition collection brings together the complementary approaches of the two companies. The collection fuses iconic elements from both brands bringing to life Finnish winter traditions of families enjoying the outdoors in the snowy forests under the magical northern lights, and gathering around the fireplace to warm up in the cozy atmosphere of their winter cabins.

UNIQLO x Marimekko Limited Edition Collection

Women’s

Ultra Light Down
Cocoon Coat

Ultra Light Down
Cocoon Jacket

Wool Cashmere
Long-Sleeve Hoodie

Merino Blended Turtle Neck
Long-Sleeve Sweater

Merino Blended
Long-Sleeve Dress

Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Long-Sleeve Tunic

Rayon Long-Sleeve
Jumpsuit

Cotton Long-Sleeve
Dress

HEATTECH Extra Warm Turtle Neck
Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Item

Available Sizes

Availability

Price

GIRLS Outer

110-150

Superlarge

P1,990

GIRLS Dress

110-150

All Stores

P790

GIRLS Goods

-

Superlarge

P590 - 990

GIRLS Knitted Tightd

100-150

Superlarge

P390 - 590

GIRLS Socks

16-20 cm
20-24 cm

Superlarge

P390 - 590

TODDLER Items

80-100

All Stores

P390 - 1,990

NEWBORN Items

60-80

All Stores

P590 - 2,490

Kids

GIRLS Light Warm
Padded Parka

GIRLS Long-Sleeve
Dress

TODDLER Light Warm
Padded Full Zip Parka

NEWBORN Warm Padded
Long-Sleeve

NEWBORN Ribbed
Long-Sleeve
One Piece Outfit

Patterns

Siirtolapuutarha:
Siirtolapuutarha (city garden), designed by Maija Louekari in 2009, is a brilliant line drawing which tells a tale of a journey from a bustling city center to an allotment garden overflowing with flowers and vegetables.

Kivet:
Maija Isola created the Kivet (stones) print in 1956 by cutting out rounds of colored paper with scissors. The print’s shapes likely originate from the large, rough-edged stones cleared from the site of the artist’s studio home.

Palloset:
Maija Louekari designed her Palloset (balls) print in 2007 by cutting out circular pieces of colourful paper and layering them on top of one another. She wanted to create a check-like surface without using actual checks.

Pergola:
The voluptuous Pergola print was designed by Maija Isola in 1965. It is a great example of the organic and expressive handwriting of the iconic designer, who designed more than 500 prints for Marimekko in her lifetime.

Seireeni:
This classic Seireeni (siren) pattern was part of Maija Isola’s Arkkitehti (architect) pattern series based on powerful graphic structures and designed in 1964. Maija always felt that one should not even think about the use of a fabric when designing it, and that it can only be determined by each individual’s personal tastes and needs. 

Räsymatto:
The Räsymatto (rag rug) pattern, designed by Maija Louekari in 2009 and inspired by allotment gardening, is linked to topical themes like sustainable living and the joy of working with your hands. Allotments, with their flower and vegetable beds, represent urban nature at its best, and rag rug on the floor of an allotment cottage tells a colourful story of its own.

Nonparelli:
Nonparelli (hundreds and thousands) was originally part of an ensemble of designs combining urban life and nature. As its name suggests, this pattern represents celebration with cakes and colourful decorations.





Tasaraita:
When jeans started to become increasingly popular among both women and men, Annika Rimala wanted to design a collection of cotton jersey clothes to go with jeans. For all denim lovers, regardless of age, size or gender. That’s how Marimekko’s first cotton jersey collection was born in 1968. Evenly striped, truly timeless.

About UNIQLO LifeWear

Apparel 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 Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.2905 trillion yen for the 2019 fiscal year ending August 31, 2019 (US $21.53 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2019 rate of $1 = 106.4 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 global brand. Today the company has close to 2,200 stores in 24 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are several Grameen-UNIQLO stores in Dhaka.

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.

About Marimekko

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in about 40 countries. In 2018, brand sales of the products worldwide amounted to EUR 248 million and the company’s net sales were EUR 112 million. Roughly 150 Marimekko stores serve customers around the globe. The key markets are Northern Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group employs about 450 people. The company’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.marimekko.com

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