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Christophe Lemaire joins Uniqlo

The French designer will be taking up the role of artistic director at a new Uniqlo research and design centre in Paris

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 9 Jun 2016

Lemaire joins Uniqlo
Photo: Imaxtree.com

Japanese retailer Uniqlo is partnering with Christophe Lemaire again, but this time, it's not just another Uniqlo and Lemaire collaboration. The designer is taking up the role of artistic director at the brand's new research and design centre in Paris, where he will also start designing for a new line called Uniqlo U.

"I am delighted to welcome Mr Christophe Lemaire as a member of the Uniqlo team," said Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and CEO of Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's parent company. "I have time and again been astonished by his outstanding talent in working together to create the Uniqlo and Lemaire collection. I look forward to seeing more of the innovations that he inspires, and I am confident that his tremendous experience and talent will thrive at Uniqlo."

Uniqlo U is expected to be revealed during Paris couture week this July before arriving in stores for the Autumn Winter 2016 season.

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