Fans of Takashi Murakami's visual style that live in New York City are in for a special treat this weekend, as the Uniqlo fast fashion chain will be launching the noted artist's collaboration with the brand and Fujio F. Fujiko's Doraemon in a very unique and colorful collection officially launching next month in select stores and online.
Uniqlo describes the collection:
About Doraemon x Murakami
The main visual for this special collection is Murakami’s work, “Anna koto iina dekitara iina”, created for the Doraemon exhibition. This colorful work, featuring the main characters Doraemon and Nobita, Doraemon's secret gadgets, and Murakami’s characteristic flowers, is now expressed on the UT canvas. The special new line enables UT fans to enjoy Doraemon as they’ve never seen him before. The Doraemon UT lineup also includes tees with designs from the Doraemon comic. The designs depict the world of Doraemon, including a humorous scene of Nobita begging for Doraemon’s help, and shirts printed with familiar secret gadgets such as the “Take-copter” and “Small Light.”
Takashi Murakami will attend the launch being held at the 5th Avenue flagship location in New York City on Friday April 26th, where attendees will be able to preview the collection and purchase selected items ahead of the official launch next month, which includes a Doraemon plush with a uniquely Murakami design, featured below.
The collection will feature a series of shirts with exclusive and unique designs, but I'm betting the plush will be the biggest seller. Just call it a hunch (I'm in for three). Are you going to jump on the collection when it launches next month?