NEW YORK — Uniqlo’s second SPRZ NY collection introduces collaborations with artists such as Julian Opie, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Francis, David Shrigley and El Lissitzky. The collection is part of the continuing partnership with the Museum of Modern Art here and consists of 200 items, including Uniqlo’s signature Ultra Light Down as well as long-sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, blankets and other seasonal products.
Uniqlo’s SPRZ NY, or Surprise New York, features the work of well-known artists on T-shirts and other products through a collaboration with MoMA. SPRZ NY, which launched in March, features three mainstay artists, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who will always be represented in the collection. Other artists rotate in and out every three months. Items designated MoMA Special Edition are based on works by artists from the museum’s collection and new designs made in collaboration with living artists. Each item features a hangtag inspired by or created by the artist.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"