June 20,2019, New York, New York – UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces that it will offer replica game wear and other items worn at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships by its Global Brand Ambassadors Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori. Items will be available from June 24,2019 (Monday) at select UNIQLO stores and through UNIQLO.com. The new gamewear models were developed by the design team at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center, led by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire, in consultation with both players.
Comment from Roger Federer- “It’s now been a year since I partnered with UNIQLO and I still clearly remember the excitement of first walking on court in UNIQLO at last year’s Wimbledon Championships. I’m thankful to the design team at UNIQLO, and I appreciate UNIQLO’s efforts to have a vision beyond sports through its LifeWear philosophy. I’m looking forward to this year’s outfit as well as the many more opportunities to come.”
Roger Federer model:A classic design for a classic tournament – The Roger Federer polo features a classic cutaway collar and design that is well suited to this traditional tournament and Roger Federer’s elegant playing style.
Comment from Kei Nishikori-“I have been working closely with UNIQLO to design the game wear, and they have created items that focus on movement and comfort, allowing me to always feel at ease during play on the court. Iwill do my best to achieve the highest result at the Wimbledon Championships.”Kei Nishikori model accented with pastel blue lines.”
The new Kei Nishikori model has white as the base tone for the top and bottom, while retaining the horizontal detailing concept used throughout the season with Kei’s favorite pastel blue piping across the chest. Functional elements include mesh in the collar and neck to enhance breathability and to maintain comfort during play.
About Christophe Lemaire and the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center The UNIQLO Paris R&D Center is one of five research and development centers, along with Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. UNIQLO R&D Centers are regional hubs that pursue product development and design, while at the same time study local fashion trends and lifestyles, and examine data on new materials.
Christophe Lemaire serves as the Artistic Director for the Paris R&D Center, bringing a wealth of experience as director for world-renowned brands and houses such as Lacoste and Hermes. Under his direction, the Uniqlo U line developed at the center was launched in September 2016. The many sharply designed items in this collection have won strong support from customers in Japan and all around the world.
Availability The full collection will be available online and at the following stores: 5th Ave. (NY); 34th St. (NY); Soho (NY); North Michigan Ave. (IL); Union Square (CA); Beverly Center (CA).