KAWS x Uniqlo campaign starring Sarah Snyder.
KAWS x Uniqlo campaign starring Sarah Snyder.

Uniqlo's Creative Director NIGO and the artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, go way back. The two first met around 1995 in Tokyo, before the now-behemoth brand had even opened its first store there, and they've been collaborating ever since. The latest fruits of their friendship include an exclusive line of t-shirts and bags designed by the Brooklyn-based artist, made with a very hands-off approach by the brand. "Through collaborative projects I get to sometimes learn new ways of production," Donnelly says. "This can inform future work I create." Featuring a familiar KAWS cast of signature colorful characters and graffiti-like logos, the collection is a cohesive melding of New York and Tokyo. And for an extra touch of downtown cool, Instagram star Sarah Snyder (and Jaden Smith girlfriend) wears the tees in her first major campaign.