UNIQLO Launching Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May 2020

3:18 pm Deelicious 0 Comments

Guys, take a look at the brand new UNIQLO UT Collection coming in May! It is the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection, which is a brand new line that imagines unearthing Pokémon a thousand years into the future and if you are a big fan of Pokémon or play the PokémonGo game, this is for you.

The Japanese global apparel retailer announces that it will launch the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May, where the UNIQLO T-shirt collection offers an array of authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world that allow the wearer to express their individuality. 

Launching as part of the art collaboration project between Pokémon and Daniel Arsham, UT designs will feature Arsham’s drawings of quintessential Pokémon and its sculpture. The artists take on Pokémon presents a unique interpretation of the beloved Japanese game franchise. 

Commenting on this collaboration collection, Arsham said, With many of my projects, I try to make work thats not just for art people and I think UNIQLO has a similar egalitarian culture. The reason I feature iconic characters in my work is that they are very recognizable, and, on the surface, they make it easy to enter my work. Pokémon has been a monumental presence ever since I was a child and I’m excited about the opportunity to present my work to a much wider audience.

Blending fact and fiction: Since his partnership with Kim Jones at Dior, Arsham has become a spectacularly popular presence in art, fashion, street culture, and other areas. He employs a creative concept that he terms Fictional Archeology to imagine how familiar objects will look 1,000 years from today. For the art project with Pokémon, Arsham will present a sculptural collection titled Relics of Kanto Through Time, imagining Pokémon unearthed a thousand years into the future. This unique interpretation is reflected in the UT Collection as well.

Glorious prints of delicate sketches: The collection offers seven design variations for men, women, and kids. The monotone graphics feature crystallized sketches of such emblematic Pokémon as Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Jigglypuff. The delicate lines of Arshams sketches are well translated on to the t-shirts as wearable art. The collaboration collection stemmed from his desire to share favorite examples of his work with as many people as possible.

Daniel Arsham born in 1980 in Ohio, straddles the line between art, architecture, and performance. Raised in Miami, he attended the Cooper Union in New York City. His work has been shown at MOMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athens Bienniale, the New Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Carré d'Art - musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, and the How Art Museum.

Collection launch date in May with the below line up:

Mens T-shirts in 5 designs @ RM59.90:

Womens T-shirts in 2 designs @ RM59.90: 

Kids T-shirts in 3 designs @ RM39.90: 

For more information on the merchandise, click here and UT2020 magazine is available at all UNIQLO stores and online, featuring an interview with Daniel Arsham.

Meanwhile, stay safe and stay home!

Be deelicious,
17 April 2020