happy HAULy friday everyone.
I haven’t done one of these in a long time, so I wanna get back to it and show you my recent purchases.
This week I visited my favorite UNIQLO store in Berlin again. Today I want to show you what I got.
First of all, UNIQLO is a great place to shop this time around. Even though it is quite hot and obviously summer in Berlin, they reduce the prices of some collections drastically, which is great because they also sell sleeveless shirts and dresses for up to half of the original price.
Before I went to the store I checked the online store, to get an overview of what they offer right now and what is on sale at the moment. I usually buy in store though, because I like to try the clothes before I buy them.
Following you can see the designs I picked:
men’s shochiku kabuki collection
Kabuki, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts, dates back to the early Edo period (1603-1868). For centuries, it has developed as one of the principal entertainments of the townspeople and continues to captivate audiences to this day, sometimes maintaining its relevance to the times by taking on newer, more contemporary elements. In 2005, Kabuki was proclaimed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. This collection is a collaboration between UNIQLO, Shochiku, the principal Kabuki production company and the acclaimed Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Ennosuke Ⅳ.
Ichikawa Ennosuke Ⅳ is one of Kabuki’s greatest and most popular stars. An actor of truly exceptional and unrivaled talent, he is the fourth generation to hold the name “Ennosuke” and performs under the yagō, or house name, of Omodaka-ya.
To check my post on last years shochiku kabuki collection click here
men’s nippon omiyage collection
A range of international artists submitted these illustrations to document the characteristic motifs of Japan.
women’s sister parish design collection
Sister Parish Design prints carry on the tradition of and represent one of the legends of American interior design, Sister Parish. Founded by the family of the iconic American interior designer, Sister Parish Design has reproduced the textile designs that Mrs. Parish loved. An eclectic mix of materials, both traditional and modern, they represent timeless and classic design.
and these are the shirts I bought beginning of this year in Japan.
men’s nippon haibara collection
Sasuke the First started selling washi, or traditional Japanese paper, at a shop in Nihonbashi in 1806. His store — known as Haibara — offered ganpishi, a special type of smooth Japanese paper used for ink prints. The paper was an immediate hit among the city’s academics, who wanted something stylish. Ganpishi dominated the market and made Sasuke’s shop a success. Today, Haibara sells specialty paper from a range of regions and intricately designed paper crafts. Chiyogami (decorative paper), kinpu (ceremonial envelopes), uchiwa (fans) and other items that were designed by Zeshin Shibata, Yumeji Takehisa and other influential artists of the past have been popular for years. Haibara also reprints from original plates and employs traditional methods such as woodblock printing to produce kinpu and writing paper.
men’s nippon omiyage collection
Imagine a one-stop shop for souvenirs from around the world. UT’s Omiyage Collection started with this idea.
*Omiyage (pronounced oh – me – ah – geh) is the Japanese word for “souvenir.” According to Japanese tradition, people give omiyage to friends or family with stories of their travels.
2015 Star Wars collection
I can not say it enough, I love UNIQLO. I love their products, the customer service and the company philosophy.
If you don’t know about their products, you might want to check them out. They sell great quality clothes for a fair price.
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