Uniqlo is launching a website for their Designers Invitation Project to share images and bios of the designers who they have selected to do affordable collections.
For Spring 2009:
Steven Alan for women (mid-March)
Opening Ceremony for men (mid-March)
Shipley and Halmos for women (mid-April)
Guilded Age for men (mid-April)
The designers' collections will be available in Japan, the US, and online. I will definitely be checking out the designs at the flagship US store as soon as they launch and I will share my picks so you can snatch them up before they are gone! I am most excited about the womens shirt designs by Steven Alan (pictured above).
I hope that the recession has a positive impact on these designer collaborations and influences more designers to offer pieces at lower price points...