Prints Charming: Celia Birtwell's Uniqlo Collection Is Finally Here
Other retailers may have temporarily sworn off collaborations, but Uniqlo's latest partnership just hit stores. The Japanese brand teamed up with Celia Birtwell, who created many of the iconic prints designer Ossie Clark used in the '60s and '70s. Starting today, some of Birtwell's archival prints are available on everything from t-shirts to pajama pants, all priced between $10 and $40.
"I've spent my life designing textiles so I have quite a big archive," Birtwell, 71, said in an interview with Vogue UK. "I was able to go through the library and reference certain moments. When I met the people from Uniqlo Japan, we went through the sketchbooks and reference files together and they hooked into the designs they liked. I then developed those selected specifically for Uniqlo."
But Birtwell didn't just reserve her prints for clothes and accessories. For a limited time, shoppers who buy any two items from the collaboration will get 20 nail strips featuring the designs, as well as a nail file and a manicure stick. A look at all of the pieces here in the gallery.
Photo courtesy of Uniqlo