UNIQLO to Release Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2022 Collection in Response to Popularity of Last Year’s Debut Collaboration
March 28, 2022, Manila, Philippines – UNIQLO announces that it will release the Spring/Summer 2022 Paul & Joe range as part of the UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) lineup on Friday, April 8. The new offering follows up on the first collaboration collection with the French brand in 2021. Designer Sophie Mechaly founded Paul & Joe, which has become beloved worldwide for its playful prints and hues. The new collection now incorporates innerwear. It exuberates in spring, adding a splash of color to wardrobes when out and about or at home.
Commenting on the collection, Ms. Mechaly said that “I am happy to be collaborating with UNIQLO again. For this collection, I used my two beloved cats as motifs, and the production process was a lot of fun. In line with UNIQLO’s LifeWear philosophy, I hope to make everyone happy through my clothes. I hope this collection will give people around the world the pleasure of enjoying fashion.”
The collection features numerous new patterns, including adorable cats and swallows, which signify good fortune. The innerwear delivers attention to detail. Excellent examples are shorts with signature chrysanthemum lace decorations and camisoles with fine spaghetti straps that can serve as visible innerwear. The diverse lineup ranges from T-shirts and dresses to scarves, bags, and other accessories. Baby bodysuits appear for the first time in this collection, which offers fun for infants, girls, and mothers alike.
Launch date: Friday, April 8
Availability: Select items available in all UNIQLO stores nationwide
Complete line-up available in UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store, UNIQLO SM Megamall and UNIQLO.com/ph
About Sophie Mechaly and Paul & Joe
Born in Paris, France, Sophie Mechaly studied business at the University of Paris and technology at the Institut Français de la Mode. She began her career under fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. She established the Paul & Joe fashion brand in 1995, naming it after her sons. She thereafter brought out and the Paul & Joe Beaute cosmetics line, the Paul & Joe La Papeterie stationary line, and Paul & Joe Accessoire.
About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2021 fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (US $19.4 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2021 rate of $1 = 109.9 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,300 stores in 25 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. U.S. and Vietnam. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.