Undercoverism FW18 Collection Pitti Uomo

For his FW18 Undercover collection , Jun showed that he really reveres the work of director Stanley Kubrick. He had toyed around with looks inspired by the Shining’s Grady sisters in his last women’s show and for his men’s collection at Pitti he showed many pieces based around Kubrick’s 2001: A Space odyssey. The film centers around a near-future where a rogue AI takes over a manned space mission. The feeling of isolation and dystopia is channeled through various prints reflecting scenes from the movie. It also shows up in other unexpected ways like the HAL 9000 LED fanny packs and raincoats screen-printed with “WARNING.HUMAN ERROR. COMPUTER MALFUNCTION”. Ā The rest of the collection offers up familiar re-treads on Undercover’s signatures – mixed fabrics, trim wool coats and military parkas. A real showstopper for me personally were the down jackets , with illumatinated facemarks that resembled the spacesuits from Kubrick’s sci-fi classic. Jun has always embraced the future in many of his collections, but looking to Kubrick for inspiration has also added a feeling of nostalgia to the proceedings.

If I could raise a criticism of the collection, it would be that the collection feels almost too predictable. It covers all the bases you expect from UC with the same type of printing techniques used in the past and in a way that feels very trend friendly. Still a good collection but perhaps next to the transcendent showing by his friend Takahiro , it feels a little more ordinary.

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the shepherd UNDERCOVER’s First Season Lookbook

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 noneĀ other than Thom Yorke (a close friend of Jun’s).

Click through to get a peek at what the initial collection of grown-up staples entails.

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A History of Nowhere

NOWHERE is a shop that has been at the center of the streetwear world it’s whole existence. While I never had the privilegeĀ of visiting the store before it’s closure, I was able to research key moments in it’s history. Below is an excerpt from theĀ brief history of NOWHERE I wrote,Ā you can read the the rest … Read more

Undercover TGRAPHICS Exhibition – Hong Kong

Undercover has relied on graphics as the focal point for many of the label’s designs over the past 25 years. Some of this artwork has been compiled and brought to a hong kong for an exhibition entitle TGRAPHICS. The exhibition features a mix of archival and rare graphics that span the brand’s history. The range of graphics is certainly impressiveĀ and includes collaborative art from the likes of Kaws.

If you’re in Hong Kong you still have a chance to see it in person until April 30th

Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery
2 Lower Alberta Road, Central
Hong Kong

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Port Magazine Conversation with Jun Takahashi on Gyakusou

Photo Adrian Crispin David Hellqvist of PORT Magazine visited Jun Takahashi at the Gyakusou Showroom in Paris and spoke to him about the evolution of Gyakusou. Jun Takahashi has dedicated to the runners lifestyle and in his person life is taking more time to train and compete in marathons. His preference is to run in … Read more

Nike Gyakusou SS13 Lookbook Images

Gyakusou is back with another solid spring/summer collection. As per usual Jun Takahashi and co deliver technical running garments that feature clean lines and a fresh color palette. I’m sure Knicks fans will also appreciate the nod with the blue/orange pieces for him and her. If hot weather is something that discorages you from running … Read more

Undercoverism FW12 Honeyee Editorial

In this editorial for Honeyee, Jun Takahashi recruits his friends in the industry. Japanese fashion heavyweights including TK (Silly Thing), Takahiro Miyashita (the Soloist) andĀ Shun Watanabe don garments from the Fall/Winter 2012 collection displaying their personal style through their selections. It seems that Jun Takahashi has really been pushing this idea of everyday people wearing Undercover since he modeled the Fall/Winter 2010 himself. This is something I believe the fashion industry needs to move towards . To me the style of ‘real people’ is so much more relatable than clothes on perfectly airbrushed models .

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Via Honeyee

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