Yesterday Uniqlo revealed its latest string of collaborators: Vena Cava, Costello Tagliapietra, and Charlotte Ronson. Today I’ve got images of every look from the collection, plus a Q&A with each of the labels.
You’ve done tons of collaborations–why did you choose Uniqlo for your latest?
VC: We chose to collaborate with Uniqlo because we really believe in good design offered at an affordable price point. We are Uniqlo customers and really respect the timeless understated aesthetic. The idea of creating signature prints for Uniqlo that have a Vena Cava feeling was a very inspiring design proposal.
How did you approach this compared to the I Heart Ronson collection?
CR: With Uniqlo I embraced the opportunity to do something a little different, while still staying true to the brand’s aesthetic. I worked with a lot more jerseys than usual to create flirty, relaxed fits, and was able to play around with fun nautical stripes, sailboat stripes and pretty country ditsy florals.
This is your second collab with Uniqlo. Why come back? How is it different?
CT: This time around when asked to collaborate they requested we design a capsule collection with the category of t-shirts in mind. We thought this would be an interesting exercise for us. The collection we created is comprised of dresses and tunics, some asymmetry, some gathering. Pulling classic Costello Tagliapietra details into dresses that have a t-shirt-like/summery feel perfect for the soon-to-be hot and humid evenings in New York!
**Images courtesy of Uniqlo.