Here's Your First Look at Uniqlo's The Louvre x Yu Nagaba Collection
Uniqlo is back with another UT collection with the Louvre. For the latest collaboration, Yu Nagaba is being brought in to present a "fresh perspective on Western art." The Japanese artist, who has held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, and Taiwan, brings his signature soft line drawings to the collection.
The illustrations draw motifs from the Louvre's collection of more than 35,000 works, including Greek sculpture, European painting, and Egyptian art. The four-piece collection features Nike of Samothrace, Johannes Vermeer's The Astronomer, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and the Musée du Louvre itself.
"When I started expressing myself in the simple lines I use today, the first painting I emulated was the Mona Lisa," Nagaba said. "I thought the best way to show off this style would be through an image that people already know and love. So it was deeply meaningful for me to return to the Mona Lisa for this project and I really enjoyed the process of finishing the pieces while closely examining the characteristics of the original artworks."
While the collection drops on January 31 in some parts of the world, we'll get it on our shores on February 14. That should be plenty of time to get for the drop, right? Take a look at the collection below.