Feature Image from uniqlo.com
What happens when you cross one of the freshest, talented musicians of recent times with a contemporary artist? Well, a huge explosion of creative art that’s out of this world, that’s what! Models Direct wanted to focus on how merging music and fashion can produce something quite spectacular. Let’s find out more…
Joining two powerhouses
Global Japanese clothing designer, manufacturer, and retailer, UNIQLO have bought together singer Billie Eilish and artist Takashi Murakami to design an exciting line of apparel for their market. Their brand new range has been available online since the 25th of May, you can check it out now.
It isn’t uncommon to find two powerhouses from the same or different industries unite to push forward a new brand and make a success of it. Other musicians and clothing brands that have paved the way for awesome fashion collabs are:
- Selena Gomez x Coach
- Nicki Minaj x H&M
- The Weeknd x H&M
- Fenty by Rihanna x PUMA
- Pharrell Williams x Adidas
Takashi Murakami’s profile
Murakami is the founder and president of Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd, an art production and management company. He’s also held exhibitions around the world including the ALRIWAQ Doha Exhibition Space based in Qatar and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Moscow. He has got some serious names he’s worked with under his belt such as Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.
Eilish and Murakami became friends after connecting on Instagram – that’s certainly one of the best things about social media! Designing UNIQLO’s line isn’t the first time that the creative duo has put together something visually appealing and mastered genius. They jointly created the music video for Eilish’s songs You Should See Me in a Crown which reached no. 1 in 17 countries. The video has accumulated a whopping 68 million views on YouTube. Wowzers!
Part of UNIQLO’s UT Collections
The funky graphic collection combines Eilish’s symbol, Blohsh, and Murakami’s iconic flowers. Their fusion of interesting designs also includes a collage of Eilish’s photos, bold colours, and floral designs perfect for all seasons. T-shirts come in kids, women, and men’s sizes so you’re spoilt for choice really, and no heavy price tag either. Bonus points right there!
Loving the oversized look?
Not everything has to be skin tight, unbreathable, sweat-inducing and just darn uncomfortable to wear. The oversized look that Eilish loves to be styled in is comfy and moveable and so is her UNIQLO range. We wouldn’t have guessed anything else apart from loose but very fashionable apparel when it comes to the statement pieces she rocks time and time again. Here’s to another successful celeb collaboration trending right now. Check out the collection when you get the chance.
Embark on a new journey
If you’re looking for a new career then becoming a model may be right up your street. It’s bags of fun and there’s something new to experience on every assignment. No two days are the same, no monotonous schedule, no running the same course in a hamster wheel and you’ll be earning money for your time. (There were a lot of ‘no’s’ in that sentence.) What’s more, you can pop on an oversized t-shirt and start snapping away to build your e-portfolio for clients to see your look. Chances are someone will like your look, regardless of size, age, gender and so on. Be bold, be brave, be you and rock your oversized style if that’s your thing! Apply here.