Words by Keanu Adorable
Following previous successful collaborations, Japanese retail giant Uniqlo has joined forces with contemporary artist KAWS one last time for an SS19 Capsule Collection. This range includes a slew of
classic, comfy T-shirts in varying styles including plain white, coral pink and blue alongside striped iterations. Each boasts a slightly different graphic of the beloved Companion and BFF characters that
have become synonymous with the artist. Alongside the tees, there’s a selection of graphic-printed tote bags that will see you through the season.
The artist who has collaborated with brands like Dior, Jordan and Supreme expressed his excitement for the collaboration with Uniqlo, saying, “I am happy to have this opportunity with Uniqlo to design a
collection of T-shirts and tote bags inspired by some of my favourite sculptures that will be made accessible to a global audience”.
The Brooklyn based artists’ latest collaboration with fast-fashion giant Uniqlo came out in USA and China earlier this week, and shoppers were in an unforgiving mood when it came to getting their hands
on the gear. Footage captured and uploaded on platforms such as Weibo showing eager KAWS fans running and fighting each other to get to the apparel first. As seen in the clips above and below, some
eager patrons even took to decapitating store mannequins in a desperate bid to cop the product.