Uniqlo

Uniqlo

Japanese Casual Wear Producer
Uniqlo is a major casualwear producer and retailer, wholly owned by parent company Fast Retailing. The brand has its beginnings as a tailor shop in Ube, Japan known as Ogori Shoji, opened in March 1949. Currently, Uniqlo has 1,400 stores in 16 markets worldwide and boasts collaborations with the likes of Jil Sander and Pharrell Williams, as well as NIGO as its Uniqlo UT creative director.

2016

Christophe Lemaire joins Uniqlo as Creative Director of the Uniqlo U collection

2014

April - Collaborated with Pharrell Williams on a capsule collection entitled “i am OTHER”

2013

Streetwear mogul NIGO is appointed Creative Director of UT, Uniqlo’s t-shirt division

2012

May - Tennis player Novak Djokovic beings endorsing for Uniqlo

2009

German fashion designer Jil Sander joins Uniqlo as Creative Director

2007

April - Uniqlo sets a global sales goal of $10 billion

2006

Sales hit $4 billion

1998

November - Uniqlo opens their first urban Uniqlo store in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district, and outlets soon spread to major cities throughout Japan

1997

Fast Retailing adopts a set of strategies from American retailer The Gap, known as “SPA” (for specialty-store/retailer of private-label apparel), meaning that they would produce their own clothing and sell it exclusively

1991

The name of the company is changed from "Ogori Shōji" to "Fast Retailing"

1988

During administration work between Hong Kong in relation to the brand, staff in charge of registration misreads the "C" as "Q", and that is how the brand name is born

1984

May - Ogori Shōji opens a unisex casual wear store in Fukuro-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima under the name "Unique Clothing Warehouse"

1949

March - A Yamaguchi-based company, Ogori Shōji (which, until then, has been operating men's clothing shops called "Men's Shop OS") is operating in Ube, Yamaguchi
Verdy Hints at Upcoming Uniqlo UT Collaboration
Fashion

Verdy Hints at Upcoming Uniqlo UT Collaboration

With a special teaser from creative director NIGO.

KAWS' Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration Has Been Unveiled
Fashion

KAWS' Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration Has Been Unveiled

Along with a release date.

KAWS Teases New Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration
Fashion

KAWS Teases New Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration

Stay tuned.

Engineered Garments & UNIQLO Come Together to Reimagine the Classic Polo Shirt
Fashion

Engineered Garments & UNIQLO Come Together to Reimagine the Classic Polo Shirt

Part of the Japanese fashion purveyor’s LifeWear line.

UNIQLO UT Rejoins 'One Piece' for Anime Adaptation's 20th Anniversary
Fashion

UNIQLO UT Rejoins 'One Piece' for Anime Adaptation's 20th Anniversary

Honoring Luffy, Zoro, Chopper and even a few surprises.

UNIQLO UT Shares Marvel and 'Star Wars' Collections in Latest Lookbook
Fashion  

UNIQLO UT Shares Marvel and 'Star Wars' Collections in Latest Lookbook

Presented by Uniqlo
Featuring designs by Jason Polan, Jun Takahashi, Tetsu Nishiyama and NIGO.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion  

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, BAPE, NIKECRAFT, Dior and Palace.

Marvel Characters Are Spotlighted in New UNIQLO UT Capsule
Fashion

Marvel Characters Are Spotlighted in New UNIQLO UT Capsule

Designed by New York-based artist Jason Polan.

Here’s the Full ‘Star Wars’ x UNIQLO UT Collaboration
Fashion

Here’s the Full ‘Star Wars’ x UNIQLO UT Collaboration

Designed by NIGO, Jun Takahashi and Tetsu Nishiyama.

NIGO Teases 'Star Wars' x Uniqlo UT Collaboration with All-Star Designers
Fashion

NIGO Teases 'Star Wars' x Uniqlo UT Collaboration with All-Star Designers

Designed by himself, UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi and WTAPS’ Tetsu Nishiyama.
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