Interview: Yuki Katsuta, Global Head of Research and Design at Uniqlo

Addressing LifeWear, Roombas and next steps for a brand that doesn't make "disposable clothes"

Last week, the global talent behind Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo assembled in New York City to debut their forthcoming wares and clarify the meaning of a term that’s factored into their brand of late. This word, “LifeWear,” doesn’t represent one particular division of Uniqlo. Rather, it encapsulates all of their clothing and accessories. It’s a carefully considered statement aiming to affirm the brand’s commitment to …

Inmate Coders

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Two convicted felons at an Oklahoma prison (a murderer and a sex offender) have written a software program that could save the prison—and entire state of Oklahoma—millions of dollars by increasing efficiency in the food system. By tracking prisoners as they move through dining halls along with incoming shipments of food, the software records and looks for patterns in dietary habits and pricing data. Already …

NIGO For Uniqlo

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Japanese designer and streetwear pioneer NIGO recently called it quits with his beloved brainchild A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and now he’s leading the charge with another Japanese outlet. The cutting-edge entrepreneur has been appointed Creative Director of Uniqlo UT, the clothier’s limited edition line. With NIGO’s decades of experience and such a unique artistic vision, the possibilities for upcoming offerings are endless and highly anticipated.