At the end of May UNIQLO will be launching their Doraemon UT, the animated character beloved throughout the world. This season’s Doraemon UT comprises two main designs, one from the Doraemon comic and the other incorporating artwork exhibited by artist Takashi Murakami a contemporary artist who was named in 2008 as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
He is also known for his corporate branding projects which include Louis Vuitton, VANS, Shu Uemura, and Roppongi Hills, as well as collaborations with musicians like Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Yuzu. at THE DORAEMON EXHIBITION TOKYO 2017.
A total of 13 items will be available, including men’s and kids’ T-shirts, as well as a Doraemon plush toy with artwork by Mr Murakami.
UT carefully selects cultural properties from around the world and creates new content from them. Depicting views of the world as art on the canvas of a T-shirt, UT allows wearers to express their individuality and values. This series features for the first time Doraemon artworks from renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. UT continues to evolve as LifeWear that generates excitement and ensures everyone can find something to wear to express who they are.
The main visual for this special project is Murakami’s artwork, “Anna koto iina dekitara iina”, created for the Doraemon exhibition, incorporated into T-shirts and a plush toy. This colourful work featuring the main characters Doraemon and Nobita, Doraemon’s secret gadgets, and Murakami’s characteristic flowers, is now being expressed on the UT canvas.
This playful range will be available in Singapore from May 25, 2018. The complete collection is available at UNIQLO Orchard Central and on their online store.