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Uniqlo is gearing up to launch a new line of rocker/artist t-shirts next week with a blow-out at the San Francisco Union Square store. The "UT" collection will be a limited-edition series of tees for men and women featuring The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. The T-shirts will cost between $13 and $20 and will be available in stores and online until mid-June.
If you attend the party, which is happening at 111 Powell on May 16 from 8 to 9:30pm, you'll get a 20% discount, plus a gift bag. Local t-shirt company San Franpsycho will be doing on-site screenprinting, and the music is by DJ Dials. Designer and senior director of merchandising at the Academy of Art University Keanan Duffty will host the event (who, with perfect timing considering the punk theme permeating pop culture of late, happens to be producing a documentary about Malcolm McLaren, an ex of Vivienne Westwood and former manager of the Sex Pistols). Uniqlo has created a camera app just for the collab. The party is free, but don't forget to RSVP.
· Uniqlo Jumps on the Punk Bandwagon [WWD]
· Uniqlo UT T-shirt Celebration [Eventbrite]
· Uniqlo Plans Stores in San Jose, East and North Bay [Official Site]