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Uniqlo Springs Nine New Designer Collaborations
Watch out H&M! Just in time to fill those wardrobe gaps left from spring cleaning, the style-for-a-steal Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo is launching not one but nine designer collaborations with the return of its Designer’s Invitation Project. New York style stars Costello Tagliapietra, Vena Cava and Charlotte Ronson are leading the chic parade with fun and flirty six-piece collections that are warm weather-perfect — and only $30 per piece. Ronson tells PEOPLE she turned to traditional summertime themes like “seaside retreats” for inspiration, seen in her nautical striped dress with lace-up collar. Meanwhile, Costello Tagliapietra’s Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra were tapped to reinterpret the T-shirt and did so using modern silhouettes, like with their one-sleeve tunic, which they say “[feels] dressy and casual at the same time.” Vena Cava’s line also features looks that are flexible … literally. “We wanted to make pieces you could go to yoga in, and then walk around Brooklyn in,” designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock said of their loose, layered tops. The Designer’s Invitation Project, which launched in 2006, will also include collaborations with Double Standard Clothing, Nine, Suzuki Takayuki, Theatre Products, Tiny Dinosaur and Zechia. The Costello Tagliapietra collection hits Uniqlo’s New York City Soho flagship store on April 21, followed by Charlotte Ronson on May 5 and Vena Cava on May 12. With these high-fashion bargains only available through May 21, there’s just one question left: When are you coming to the Big Apple? Tell us: Which designer collaboration are you most excited for? –Christie LaRusso
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