Christophe Lemaire Tapped as UNIQLO Artistic Director

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Published June 9, 2016

Designer Christophe Lemaire poses for a picture with UNIQLO Paris R&D Center design team.Pin
Designer Christophe Lemaire poses for a picture with UNIQLO Paris R&D Center design team.

After several successful collaborations with UNIQLO, designer Christophe Lemaire has been appointed artistic director of UNIQLO Paris R&D Center and a new UNIQLO U line. Lemaire’s first collection under his new title will debut for the fall-winter 2016 season with a preview in early July.

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Discussing Lemaire’s appointment, Fast Retailing chairman, president and CEO Tadashi Yanai shared, “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Christophe Lemaire as a member of the UNIQLO team. I have time and again been astonished by his outstanding talent in working together to create the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collection. I look forward seeing more of the innovations that he inspires, and I am confident that his tremendous experience and talent will thrive at UNIQLO.”

UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE 2016 CollectionPin
UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE 2016 Collection

Meanwhile, Lemaire conveyed excitement about his new role, noting, “In working on the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collection, I found UNIQLO’s commitment to product development, high quality, and teamwork truly impressive and inspirational. It is a challenge and a joy for me to be part of the team designing UNIQLO LifeWear–everyday clothing that resonates with people worldwide.”


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