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Uniqlo Confirms Wang, Jabour for Designer Invitation Project

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Japanese chain Uniqlo has finally publicly confirmed the rumor that Alexander Wang has put together a collection for the retailer. The news comes in this morning's issue of WWD, which, disappointingly, doesn't feature any photos of Wang's designs, but does give readers a peek at the work of lesser-known (in the States at least) Brazilian designer Juliana Jabour (pictured above), whose clothes will hit stores this month. You'd think that the trade rag, with their ability to score exclusives, would run some more images (or larger ones, at least), but that's neither here nor there. Anyway, Jabour and Wang will of course join Tim Hamilton and Loden Dager for Uniqlo's Designer Invitation Project, which boasts alums like Phillip Lim and Alice Roi. From the article:

[Juliana Jabour] created a bubble dress and boatneck dress in sophisticated prints. She also designed a low-waisted tunic and sleeveless top to be worn with jeans. Hamilton's men's collection also hits stores this month. In May, Wang's color-blocked pleated dresses and tucked sleeveless dress will be available, as well as Dager's bright separates for men. Items in the capsule collections range from $29 to $79. Each will remain in stores for one month and will feature eight looks.
That's it folks. No word on exact release dates, no other images or descriptions. Aren't you just dying from suspense?
· Uniqlo's Latest Young Designers [WWD, subscription req]
· Loden Dager for Uniqlo, Previewed [Racked]
· RackedWire: According to a poster on The Fashion Spot, Alexander Wang will be turning out a capsule collection for Uniqlo [Racked]

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