UNIQLO has announced that it will begin rolling out the special KAWS x SESAME STREET UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection on June 29. Items will be available at UNIQLO stores. The collection showcases contemporary artist KAWS’s uniquely whimsical take on characters from the internationally beloved children’s television series. The UT range features carefully selected examples of celebrated pop culture graphics from around the world, transforming T-shirts into canvases of art expressing the individuality and tastes of wearers.
KAWS initiated the idea of this special collection, which features graphics of such iconic Sesame Street characters as Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster. The range will be available in 23 colors and patterns for people of all ages. Unisex items for adults will be in sizes XS through 2XL at Php 590. The XS and 2XL sizes will only be available in large stores—SM Megamall, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, C3 Annex Bonifacio High Street, Ayala Vertis North, SM North Edsa, UP Town Center, and Uptown Mall. Kids’ items will be sold in sizes 100 through 150 at Php 390.
UT KAWS x SESAME STREET Special Website
KAWS engages audiences far beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of influential work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, graphic and product design. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. The nature of his work possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from pop-culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary for his works across various mediums. Now admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hardedge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. KAWS has been exhibited at the High Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Yuz Museum in Shanghai. His first collaboration with UNIQLO for the spring/summer 2016 UT line was an international hit.
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.