Uniqlo Philippines’ Salamat Pilipinas collection

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has been a staple part of our everyday essentials since it first opened a store on our shores way back in 2012. And as part of its 9th anniversary in the country, Uniqlo Philippines is launching the UTmeArtPH x Salamat Pilipinas Collection.

In collaboration with local designers, the collection includes T-shirts showcasing artworks that capture the Filipino spirit through depictions of our cities, traditions, and values.

The t-shirts feature artworks by Manix Abrera, Bea Policarpio, and Isabel Santos

Uniqlo Salamat Pilipinas
Image credit: Uniqlo Philippines

The collection has three designs you can wear with pride. Cartoonist Manix Abrera, best known for his comic strip Kikomachine Komix, gave a modern take on the Filipino amulet, a traditional lucky charm for battles, through his signature black and white strokes.
Uniqlo Salamat Pilipinas
Image credit: Uniqlo Philippines 

For fans of abstract paintings, the t-shirt bearing abstract expressionist artist Bea Policarpio’s artwork entitled “The Sun It Gently Rises” has been printed with a combination of soft and heavy colors that aim to illustrate a feeling of an “inward rush of gratitude.”
Uniqlo Salamat Pilipinas
Image credit: @somethingstarwars

Internationally recognized artist and illustrator Isabel Santos highlighted the colorful streets of Manila in her drawing, casting limelight on our busy markets’ “beautifully complex” hustle and bustle.

Purchase them at UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store at Glorietta 5

Uniqlo Salamat Pilipinas
Image adapted from: @somethingstarwars

At the moment, the t-shirts are exclusively available at Uniqlo Philippines’ flagship store at Glorietta 5. To purchase, you’ll have to print a design by yourself at the store’s UT t-shirt counter where you can also customize your own t-shirt.

There are sizes available for both adults (P990, ~USD20.58) and kids (P590, ~USD12.26) as well.

Uniqlo Philippines launches Salamat Pilipinas collection

The Uniqlo Philippines’ UTmeArtPH x Salamat Pilipinas t-shirts indeed show how colorful Filipino culture is on white t-shirts we can wear every day with pride, and we’re definitely excited for more collaborations like this in the future!

If you’re looking forward to stocking up on your basic goodies, here are other Uniqlo t-shirts and local items you can shop:

Cover image adapted from: Uniqlo Philippines 

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