Uniqlo crowns winners of Pokémon tee grand prix, styles available soon

The winner of Uniqlo’s UT Grand Prix 2019 features Magikarp and its evolution, Gyarados. The design was created by an artist from China.

After receiving submissions from around the world, Japanese fashion company Uniqlo has chosen winners in its Pokémon-themed UT Grand Prix 2019.

The annual UT Grand Prix competition sees the company put out a call for shirt designs, with judges picking their favorites. Uniqlo takes those designs and turns them into tangible products for wide release. Shirts in mens, womens and kids sizes are scheduled to launch in stores and online 10 a.m. ET June 24.

This year’s grand prize winner, designed by Chinese artist Li Wen Pei, features Magikarp and Gyarados.

In his statement on Uniqlo’s website, Li Wen Pei said the “evolution from weakness to mightiness is like a miracle,” and he thought a totem-like design matched the faith and feeling a transformation like that would inspire.

Judges for the competition included The Pokémon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, Game Freak Managing Director Ken Sugimori and Uniqlo Creative Director Nigo.

To view the other winners, as well as pricing and sizing information, visit Uniqlo’s UT Grand Prix 2019 site.


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