Mega-retailer Uniqlo, famous for their affordable and well-designed staple items as well as brief designer collections with the likes of Charlotte Ronson and Alexander Wang, has announced a collaboration with fellow Japanese brand UNDERCOVER. The partnership will be a long-term project set for launch in Spring 2012 at the Uniqlo Ginza location in Tokyo. It’s surely no coincidence that the UNDERCOVER collection comes directly on the heels of Jil Sander’s final J+ line for the brand. In addition to temporarily serving as Uniqlo’s creative director, Jil Sander also crafted a highly-acclaimed set of clothing and accessories for the retailer under her J+ label, so UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi will have big shoes to fill when his brand releases their wares on Uniqlo’s shelves in the spring.
Source: Jun Takahashi