In this editorial for Honeyee, Jun Takahashi recruits his friends in the industry. Japanese fashion heavyweights including TK (Silly Thing), Takahiro Miyashita (the Soloist) and 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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TK featured in J.Crew’s “Hello World” campaign
TK may not be a household name in America but he has silently created an empire in Hong Kong. Founder of the influential Milk magazine , TK has been a key style influencer in the Hong Kong scene and beyond. He is best known for his work with the brand and multimedia establishment Silly Thing. Through his work with Silly Thing, TK has collaborated with industry heavyweights including projects with A Bathing Ape, Undercover, Head Porter, and Bounty Hunter as well as countless other brands , artists, retail outlets and musicians.
What I admire about TK’s style it that he has a stylists eye but with a restraint and respect for the overall aesthetic. He’s been spotted in many different brands and looks but he always brings such a sense of cohesion with each individual outfit. Laying is always a challenging when dressing and TK always makes it look so easy. He knows to add enough to make a look stand out without adding too much to the point where it looks contumely. Ultimately TK has a great eye for design and it’s reflected in his own personal clothes. It’s quite uncommon to find someone who’s got comparably great taste in their work AND their own personal aesthetic and for that reason TK is one of my top style inspirations.