Continuing its highly successful PEACE FOR ALL project – which has so far raised $2.4 million USD – UNIQLO launches its latest charity collection. The arrival sees new collaborators from the realms of art, sport and tech launch five graphic T-shirts for the initiative.
From Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson to celebrated artist KAWS, the charity project has previously welcomed a string of high-profile individuals to collaborate on T-shirt designs. Now, with over a million sales to date, the brand expands its roster of volunteer contributors with Roger Federer, Cristina de Middel, Jean-Michel Basquiat + Christopher Makos, Dick Bruna and Aakamai Technologies
Similarly to collections before, the collaborators share their take on the themes of peace, humanity and love for the respective designs. On a common color palette of greens and blues, UNIQLO presents a range that features illustrations and imagery of icons that symbolize these themes. While photographer Makos prints the iconic snapshot of Basquiat with a globe on his T-shirt, Federer plays with typography, incorporating a tennis ball into the word “LOVE.”
Other T-shirts in the collection include a design of author Bruna’s iconic childhood character Miffy walking the earth, a symbolic dove portrait by Magnum Photo’s de Middel and Aakamai’s more cryptic code graphic – representing the language that connects us all. Sales from this T-shirt collection will be donated to UNHCR, Save the Children and Plan International.