Marimekko Corporation, Press release, 6 May 2021 at 10.00 a.m.
Marimekko and UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, are happy to announce a new limited edition capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2021. The UNIQLO x Marimekko collection, celebrating midsummer traditions, represents one of the spearhead collaborations for UNIQLO in 2021, and will be available from 19 May onward.
The new capsule is inspired by the joy and optimism of Nordic midsummer. The collection features dresses and other timeless wardrobe staples as well as accessories for women and children in iconic, summery Marimekko patterns by Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari and Annika Rimala.
Following the success of the earlier limited edition UNIQLO x Marimekko collaborations, the capsule combines Marimekko’s colorful and cheerful prints with UNIQLO’s high-quality, functional and accessible LifeWear made for all.
The collection will be available in all UNIQLO markets except Japan, Indonesia, and India.
Most of the licensing income from this collaboration has been recognized as revenue in 2020 in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asta Halme, Marimekko Communications
Tel. +358 9 7587 233
Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in about 40 countries. In 2020, brand sales of the products worldwide amounted to EUR 285 million and the company's net sales were EUR 124 million. Roughly 150 Marimekko stores serve customers around the globe. The key markets are Northern Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America. The Group employs about 420 people. The company’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.marimekko.com
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.01 trillion yen for the 2020 fiscal year ending August 31, 2020 (US $19.06 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2020 rate of $1 = 105.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,200 stores in 25 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K., U.S. and Vietnam. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.