Uniqlo has announced the launch of a capsule collection with one of the most important Kabuki companies, Shochiku Co. Kabuki is a traditional Japanese theatre art that belongs to UNESCO’s immaterial cultural heritage masterpieces since 2005.
The collection will be released in Uniqlo’s UT range that focuses on making both popular and traditional cultures known. For this project, Nigo – aka UT’s creative director and BAPE’s founder – created pieces with imagery and cuts that refer to Kabuki’s universe. He was joined by Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, a famous actor, to create this collection mixing modernity and tradition.
The collection will launch on the 19th of March in selected stores.