Japanese fashion guru Yohji Yamamoto has been signed up to design the private-label clothing line sold in Mujirushi Ryohin stores.

Ryohin Keikaku Co, operator of Mujirushi Ryohin, has contracted the designer's company Yohji Yamamoto Inc to design its men's, women's and children's wear. It says the move will help strengthen the competitiveness of its clothing offerings by ensuring that they are stylish and of good quality.

Around 90 spring/summer items designed by Yamamoto will be launched in January 2003, and by autumn/winter 2003 the entire range will be designed by Yohji Yamamoto.