I Am Extremely Here For Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami’s Uniqlo Collection

So, in case you couldn’t tell, we’re big fans of Billie Eilish and her style here at Syrup HQ. From her patterns on patterns, knitted sweater and shorts combo (seen below) to her distinct highlighter green roots, the 18-year-old multiple Grammy award winner is leading the game not only in the music industry but the fashion world. I mean, nothing is quite more iconic than her baggy clothes, chunky rings and chains and use of unconventional patterns and colours. Srsly, we have no choice but to stan and mimic her style.

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And to make that a lil easier is an Eilish collab we all absolutely needed. Billie Eilish and renowned artist and designer Takashi Murakami—who, FYI, has worked with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Louis Vuitton—are coming together for a new bombastic, colourful and loudly designed Uniqlo collection. And, I am extremely here for it.

Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami’s Uniqlo collection

Fun fact: Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami have worked together a few times over the years and Eilish is a big fan of Murakami’s chaotically colourful aesthetic. Eilish loves OTT patterned clothes and unconventional streetwear and, ngl, that’s kinda Murakami’s artistic M.O. In August 2018, the “Bad Guy” singer shared a photo of her in an arcade in Osaka, Japan, amidst her 2018 WHERES MY MIND tour, dressed head to toe in a matching Murakami-printed fit (including some Murakami-printed Nikes).

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Uniqlo’s incoming Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami collection features a range of tees designed by the two megastars, inspired by both Murakami’s distinct manga-inspired splashes of colour, smiley-faced flowers and character designs and Eilish’s Blohsh collection

The collab includes six men’s, women’s and children’s tees in monochromatic bold colours with Murakami’s iconic manga-inspired smiley-faced flowers, Eilish, her iconic hot flame patterns and neon green colour palettes and logos, and the hanging man symbol from the music video to “you should see me in a crowd,” which Murakami designed and animated. It’s all a mix of contemporary art, iconically tacky text font and anime aesthetics… y’know, all Eilish vibes.

How does it look on?

You can look at the range on the Uniqlo website but here’s a few that we think stand out.

In true Billie Eilish style, the shirts are all baggy and loosely-fitted, too. Hot style tip: to get the full Eilish look, we recc you pair these with some chunky jewelry, loud baggy pants and baggy jacket and combat boots. 

Here’s what they look like on a model.

When and where can I get the Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami Uniqlo collection?

According to the U.S. Uniqlo website, the merch will be available on the Uniqlo online store from the 25th of May and available in store sometime in July. While the AU store’s prices are currently unknown, the U.S. site lists men’s and women’s shirts at $14.90 USD (approximately $22.75) and kid sizes at $9.90 ($15.11).

This isn’t the first collaboration in the Uniqlo range. Previously, the brand has made Pokémon, Star Wars and Disney themed tees, and a plethora of other collabs that are now hard to find. So, we suggest that if you’re eyeing something from this collection to get it ASAP. 

In other Murakami news, the artist’s work was previously showcased at the Supernatural exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. If you’re itching for more goods to create your perfect Murakami inspired fit, he also designed these flower-themed rings and earrings for Japanese jewelry store Liquem, which look super wacky and cute.

In the meantime, we’ll be here, waiting for the shirts to drop and crying over the fact we missed out on Tyler the Creator’s Golf Wang collab with Levi’s that dropped earlier today.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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