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Uniqlo had a successful year of collaborations, working with big names like former Hérmes designer Christopher Lemaire and fashion editor Carine Roitfeld. The retailer is showing no signs of slowing down for 2016 and has announced its next collaboration with Liberty London.
The collaboration will combine Uniqlo's LifeWear pieces — the range of items that utilize Uniqlo's proprietary innovations lie Airism, Dry-Ex, and Dry Stretch — with iconic printsfrom Liberty London. The UK brand is known for its colorful and baroque floral patterns as well as ones featuring hordes of animals organized together.
This collaboration will presumably focus on the former per Uniqlo's announcement that the collection will include "iconic floral prints with women's, girls', babies' and men's products." Uniqlo will have a large selection of patterns to choose from as Liberty has created over 42,000 unique prints, some of which are on display at London's Victoria & Albert museum.
In the past, Liberty has collaborated with Nike as well as Target on a quick-selling collection.
The collaboration is slated to hit stores Spring of 2016.