Uniqlo Designed MoMA Security Staff’s New Uniforms

MoMA's security staff in their new uniforms. Photo: Uniqlo

It looks like the Museum of Modern Art and Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo are deepening their love affair. It began with art-branded T-shirts and other gear featuring artworks from the likes of Warhol, Basquiat, and Pollock. It continued with the company sponsoring free admission nights at the institution.

Now, Uniqlo has been commissioned to design state-of-the-art new uniforms for the MoMA’s security staff. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the stylish suits feature Uniqlo’s innovative AIRism and Heattech inner-wear, which will aid in keeping the staff cool and warm, respectively. AIRism provides moisture-absorption, anti-odor, and heat release to keep wearers cool and dry, while Heattech technology retains body heat.

The uniforms made their debut on Thursday, June 10. In addition to the heating and cooling technology, “careful attention was paid to determine the number of pockets needed and their location,” according to a press release. The suits also feature subtle MoMA-red accents around the button holes and on the lapels. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and the perfect number of pockets? We imagine the staff at rival museums will soon be clamoring for new get-ups of their own. After all, we hear word gets around.


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