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nevermind... Yohji already did Muji design and he's doing it til this Spring, his name was just not on the labels? I can't fully understand the article

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A quick jaunt of the j-blogs says that Yohji has continuously been doing Muji's clothes and accessory design since 2002, and it ends this spring... and nobody knew? can anyone else confirm this?

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the article doesnt talk about yohji

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maybe its the latest muji labo collection. i found something online. maybe this is it?

In just two hours they've already sold 10 garments from the brand-new Muji Labo collection - a limited edition clothing range designed by Yohji Yamamoto Inc that went on sale for the first time today.

Typically for Muji, the Yamamoto connection has been kept quiet. In fact, the company was brought in two years ago to help improve the cut of all the clothes, but there's no famous designer flag-waving going on. There's not even any mention of his name on the white Labo label. The implication is that the discerning customer will simply recognise good design when they see it.

And Yamamoto isn't the only internationally famous designer stealthily at work here. In the furniture department is a dining chair designed by Britain's Jasper Morrison. You won't find that mentioned in the catalogue, or on the chair for that matter, but it's true. There are also several pieces of furniture, which between you and me are by the Italian maestro designer Enzo Mari. Those striking grey metal side tables - they're by Konstantin Grcic. That award-winning white 'second' phone and a new sofa are by Britain's own Sam Hecht (of Industrial Facility).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2005/sep/18/fashion.shopping

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this specifically:

"一切、デザイナーの名前を出していないが、やはりデザイナーと組んだのが良品計画の無印良品。平成14年から今年春まで販売された商品で、山本耀司氏の会社「ヨウジヤマモト」と契約。同社のデザイナーが良品計画に出向し、ほぼすべての商品のデザインを監修してきた。良品計画の担当者は「デザインのレベルが高くないと顧客の支持は続かない。ただ、デザイナーの知名度でなく、あくまで商品の魅力で勝負しているので、デザイナーの名前は出していない」と明かす。"

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It's true, Yohji is on the advisory board to Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. (MUJI) and has been helping to oversee the brand direction. YY inc. designed the limited edition Muji Labo line but it's always been kept on the down low.

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Amusing how? I find this information to be useful.

Gonna buy some Muji soon. Tell my mates I wear Yohji bedroom slippers.

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