Undercover’s 30th Anniversary Collaborations with 5 legendary designers

Undercover is turning 30 this year and to celebrate the anniversary, designer Jun Takahashi has turned to some of his long-time friends in the Tokyo fashion scene. A list of legendary brands have signed up to offer their take on UC’s signature hybrid style with a series of leather sleeve down jackets with various mixed materials and detailing. Created in partnership with peers sacai, Kolor, Fragment design, TheSoloist and N.Hoolywood. The jackets all take a different tact to exploring the same style of garment. Sacai designer Chitose Abi gives her take on the trademark garment by bringing in elements of a knit riders jacket. Abe’s husband Junichi infuses elements of his brand Kolor’s style with a bright neon rendition. My favorite is the TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist collaboration which adds insane looking goggles and gloves to the piece.  N.HOOLYWOOD extends the length of the down jacket into with a parka-like body and hood. Fragment’s design is understandably understated with just a simple fragment logo hit on the back.

These should only be available directly through Undercover and they’ve posted some purchase information their website. The price range for these items range from  ¥140,000 JPY (approximately $1,356 USD) to ¥240,000 JPY (approximately $2,325 USD). If you’re looking for other current season Undercover items, take a look at stockists like SSENSE , Selfridges and Luisviaroma.

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Adidas x Kolor Woven Jacket

Windbreakers have long been a staple in sportswear and Adidas one of the primary purveyors. Adidas collaborated on this high-tech take on the design with Kolor. Kolor designer Junichi Abe brings his brand of distinctive patterning to this piece. Slightly oversized fit, in nylon with a silver rear zip pocket.

Available at Haven.

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Kolor Navy Suede Slip-On Sneakers

Japanese label Kolor designed by Junichi Abe has remained underneath the fashion mainstream since it’s inception in 2004. Since that time however the brand has grew a unique approach to design , one that emphasized design emphasis on fabrics, details and construction. This museum level slip-on features suede and leather in a clean navy/taupe colorway and a great … Read more

SSENSE Japanese Menswear in Motion Video

This new video from SSENSE imagines a squash match played in drapy Japanese menswear. Some of the designers making an appearance are from Yohji Yamamoto, Visvim, Kolor, Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Johnlawrencesullivan. The use of slow-motion captures the volume, colors and movement of the garments in a way that a photoshoot couldn’t. You can … Read more

Fred Perry x (visvim Undercover Junya) and more


Fred Perry x visvim

COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe MAN

Fred Perry x Undercover

Fred Perry is turning 60 years old this year. Best known for it’s classic take on the polo shirt, the brand is collaborating with the likes of visvim, Undercover, and sacai, COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe MAN and Kolor. Look for these polos limited quantities at 60 YEARS GALLERY located at Tokyo’s  Dover Street Market Ginza from April 2nd to April 25th. If you ask me the visvim one is my favorite , followed by the Junya design as a close runner-up. See more after the jump

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Editorial: LN-CC AW12 002

His look: Rick Owens Men’s Short Sleeved T-Shirt | Damir Doma Men’s Jelesto Bomber Jacket | Damir Doma Men’s Chanos Coat Her look: Kolor Women’s Seam Detail Shorts | Jil Sander Women’s Box Sweater | Damir Doma Women’s Channa Coat | Cherevichkiotvichki Women’s Bark Dyed Ankle Boots His look: Damir Doma Men’s Candiru Coat | … Read more