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Originally previewed earlier this season, the collaboration between Undercover head Jun Takahashi and Chitose Abe (of Sacai) is set to be released in Japan. The capsule will be made available at each respective Aoyama retail location (UNDERCOVER and sacai), as well as at the Amazon Fashion “AT TOKYO” brand store from October 20, 2017. The collection features a range of graphic minded pieces including T-shirts, sweaters and an extended coaches coat. It remains to be seen if they will see a wider release outside Japan.

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SSENSE has started a new web series called Tiffany’s Tokyo TV. On the show reporter Tiffany Godoy goes and explores the fashion scene in Tokyo. The debut episode features an interview with none other than Jun Takahashi of Undercover , the two go for a morning run in Yoyogi park and discuss how running helps Jun’s design process.

Check out SSENSE’s selection of Undercover here.

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The Fall/Winter 2017 from Undercover is based around the theme of the Brain Washed generation. The pieces themselves cover all the essentials from tailored pieces to footwear and accessories and heavy weather parkas. There are many patterned items with graphic flourishes displayed but there are also a ton of more muted tonal looks in here. As always there are some signature Jun Takahashi design details such as the leather sleeves on the asymmetrical down jacket. The inclusion of oversized and downright baggy looks in this collection is a welcome departure to the usual UC formula as well.

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No stranger to sublines, Jun Takahashi is ready to release the first collection of the shepherd. The collection is a more tailored and mature take on what Undercover usually does. The first collection is modeled by none other than Thom Yorke (a close friend of Jun’s).

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Some of the most sought after UC grails have featured elaborate full size prints. This Fall/Winter collection contains a heavy duty printed Parka which should get you through all but the harshest winters. Details include a two way zip that extends to the hood, printed textile patch at the front and drawstrings at the waist and hem. The main selling point of course is the huge printed artwork on the back but besides that attention grabbing detail, this  is one of those pieces heads are going to regret sleeping on in a few seasons.

Get the parka over at SSENSE

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Undercover returns this season for a second round of collaborations with Supreme. The line this year is even more expansive than last years selection. The typical selection of branded typographic graphics is back along with some suprises (a doc martin boot, supreme GILApple and a reversible bomber). Graphic zip and pullover hoodies, tees, an all over coaches jacke,  bondage pant and a wool coat are some of the other options available this time around.  While the fit and production looks to come from Supreme, expect the line to sell out immediately regardless. Personally I think this collection is a step up from last years, and I have a feeling we might see this become a yearly thing similar to the CdG x Supreme capsules. Whether it’s worth the resell pricing or the hassle is up to you.

The collection will be available at Supreme’s in-store locations in New York, Los Angles, London, Paris, as well as its online store from September 22. Japan will see a September 24 launch date.

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I previously covered the Undercover FW16 collection ‘Instant Calm’ here.  Pieces from the collection have begun shipping and Idol Brooklyn has shot an editorial utilizing select pieces. The editorial mixes easy staples from the collection with the statement checkered scarves from the collection. Click through to see all the images from the editorial and visit Idol Brooklyn to shop the collection directly.

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Undercover is no stranger to unexpected accessories but this new watch from it’s new season is sure to catch attention. The design features a unique double-wrap design. With a brushed stainless steel finish and lugged case design. The circular face is customized with UC branding and even features a middle finger accented foldover clasp. Also available in gold, these watches will set you back $620 at SSENSE.

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Having just passed the brand’s 25th anniversary, Undercover takes an interesting turn for spring/summer 2017. Jun Takahashi is quoted as saying that this collection is all about daily men’s clothes and putting out the pieces he wants to wear. He seems to have embraced a balance between the more conceptual and utility/ease of wear. The garments this year are cut larger and not the usually super-skinny cuts we’ve come to expect from UC. In addition the color palette is extremely varied with a rich selection of tans, greens, pastels and a ton of different applied graphics and striking prints. The collection also had a theme of improvisation to it, which is shown in the layering and styling. Jun wanted a collection where pieces could be mixed and matched and still look good and I believe he achieved that.

Jun shows that once you get used to the idea of what the undercover brand is, he gets bored and switches it up on us. The decidedly bohemian summer collection should make it onto store shelves early next year, here’s hoping that some of the more elaborate pieces get picked up by buyers. Look for it to drop at stockists like END, SJS, Haven and SSENSE soon.

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Undercover has slowly be dropping more pieces from it’s Spring/Summer 2016 ‘The Greatest’ collection. The Hypebeast store has picked up some of the most impressive items from it, most notably the tech poncho. Other items of note are the Jack Procell style sneakers and flannels. Shop the items over at HBX and take a look back at the collection lookbook here .

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