UNIQLO today announces that it will launch a special KAWS x PEANUTS collection for its UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) brand on Monday, May 1st. This latest collaborative line with famed New York artist KAWS will showcase his unique take on Snoopy and friends. The 26-item lineup will comprise T-shirts and accessories for adults and kids.
Part of UNIQLO’s LifeWear concept, the UT range features a wide range of pop culture icons from around the world. The graphics simply and directly convey the individuality and moods of wearers. To date, the lineup has included collaborations with the New York Museum of Modern Art, Shochiku Kabuki, and Liberty London.
KAWS is loved around the world for his whimsical artistic aesthetic. His first collaborative line with UT in 2016 was an unprecedented success. KAWS’ latest collection for UNIQLO pays homage to Peanuts, with a focus on Snoopy who was one of the artist’s earliest subjects. In 1995, KAWS – a lifelong fan of Peanuts – famously painted on a MetLife billboard featuring Snoopy and Woodstock. The KAWS x Peanuts UT Collection celebrates this heritage through a reinterpretation of the beloved Snoopy character as ‘Joe KAWS’ who appears throughout the new UT range.
New from KAWS’ are his UTs for kids, celebrating Snoopy, as well as such characters as Woodstock and Charlie Brown. Coordinated men’s and women’s pieces will also be available, as well as items for both parents and kids.