Article Oct 10, 2018

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Alexander Wang teaming with Uniqlo on basics line

Alexander Wang is partnering with Uniqlo on a limited-edition line of basics. 

The designer, known for his signature use of black fabric and edgy sportswear, previously teamed with the Japanese high street retailer on a ready-to-wear collection in 2008.

Following the success of that partnership, Wang is working with designers at Uniqlo once again, and has announced that he is now gearing up to unveil a range of T-shirts, bodysuits, leggings, bras, and briefs for the company.

"The thing that I love about these pieces is that they can really be worn on so many different occasions," he told of the concept. "Wear the bra top with a high-waisted jean and a denim jacket."

The garments will be available in neutral colours as well as Wang's favourite neon green. Items utilise Uniqlo's Heattech fabric, a lightweight high-tech material which actually creates heat.

"We thought this could be a great concept where we think about how to marry the two ideas: Heattech and underwear," the 34-year-old explained. "Heattech is a programme created out of innovation, function, and utility. It's something that I've always been very inspired by, by the advancement and innovation in fabrication."

Wang's designs for Uniqlo will be priced from $15 and $35 (£11- £26). They are due to hit Uniqlo stores by the end of October (18).

Other designers who recently partnered with Uniqlo on capsule collections have included Jonathan Anderson and Tomas Maier.

Wang is no stranger to collaborations, teaming up with H&M, Adidas and Adidas Originals on various items since launching his brand back in 2007.