Tokyo calling

  • By YOU.PH
  • March 12, 2021
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YOU got first dibs on some must-have pieces from Uniqlo’s Spring Summer 2021 collection

Graphic sketches, oversized silhouettes, traditional Japanese paintings—these are some of the elements that make up for an easy Tokyo-fashion-inspired wardrobe. The sleek Alch3mist Coffee in the south of Manila makes a perfect backdrop to give off that Tokyo cafe vibe.

 Through Jason’s eyes

“My Tokyo drawing book” Jason Polan x Uniqlo tee

Jason Polan was a New York-based artist known for drawing sketches of people he’d see every day in New York, from cab drivers to celebrities. He drew people eating at Taco Bell, riding the subway, and admiring paintings at The MoMA.

Polan traveled to other countries to observe the local culture, one was Japan. He drew everything, from taiyaki (Japanese pastry with bean curd filling) to the bustling streets of Harajuku.

He had a gift of drawing everyday stuff into something beautiful and interesting. It was an extension of the way he lived his life. Sadly, Polan died January 2020 of cancer, and Uniqlo gives tribute to the artist, through some of his favorite iconic drawings and his art from his Every Person In New York book.

Edgy basics

U crew neck oversized tee in dark orange, U wide fit jogger pants

Uniqlo Uwas Designed in Uniqlo’s Paris research and development center headed by Christophe Lemaire. Thee collection is composed of contemporary silhouettes and innovative materials, of earthy neutrals, meant to be simple and versatile.   

Alch3mist Coffee’s popular carbonara pasta and ice tea

Be in “Louvre”

Mona Lisa The Louvre x Uniqlo tee

Uniqlo and Paris’ the Louvre Museum collaborate on a series of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies emblazoned with some of the museum’s greatest works, such as the Mona Lisa. The UNIQLO x LOUVRE partnership offers a joyful opportunity to appreciate art in daily life, especially in a year without travel. You can bring a piece of the Louvre with you.

The old becomes new

Hokusai UT tee, smart ankle pants

One of Uniqlo’s popular UT collections are of the paintings of Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai, a renowned ukiyo-e artist. Ukiyo-e refers to a style of Japanese woodblock print and painting from the Edo period depicting famous theater actors, beautiful courtesans, city life, travel in romantic landscapes, and more. It has become one of most popular forms of art synonymous to Japan.

Photography Shoun David

Videography EJ Bonagua and Shoun David

Styling Luis Carlo San Juan

Model Fox Gaite

Frames by @youandeye__

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