Undercover

Jun Takahashi’s Undercover stands as shorthand for Japanese cool, channeling restless urban energy and dramatic high-concept elegance into an inimitable auteur vision, one that fascinates through apparent contradictions. Takahashi founded his long-lauded label in 1993 on the way to graduating from Tokyo's Bunka Academy of Fashion, breaking the unwritten “apprenticeship first” rule for young Japanese designers. Such irreverence and restless energy carried his early punk-inflected work, which benefited from the mentorship of Comme des Garçons icon Rei Kawakubo. A quarter-century later Takashi’s contemporary design world remains defined by wit and rebellion, offering women unexpected unions of materials, colors, and cuts. Under his philosophically-inclined direction, seemingly disparate tops, trousers, jackets, and sneakers are convincingly united by a womenswear ethos rooted in deconstructive tailoring, intriguing material detailing and unexpected contrasts. Viewed at a distance, one finds Undercover has constructed a logical yet surrealist design universe all its own, one which Takahashi presides over and continues to expand one collection at a time.

Undercover - Purple Dr. Martens Edition 1460 Boots

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Purple Dr. Martens Edition 1460 Boots

$270

Undercover - Yellow Dr. Martens Edition 1460 Boots

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Yellow Dr. Martens Edition 1460 Boots

$270

Undercover - Red A Clockwork Orange Gang T-Shirt

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Red A Clockwork Orange Gang T-Shirt

$355

Undercover - White A Clockwork Orange Fang T-Shirt

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White A Clockwork Orange Fang T-Shirt

$355

Undercover - Beige Sparkle Beret

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Beige Sparkle Beret

$385

Undercover - Green Sparkle Beret

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Green Sparkle Beret

$385

Undercover - Black Sparkle Beret

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Black Sparkle Beret

$385

Undercover - White Cherub & Skull Sweatshirt

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White Cherub & Skull Sweatshirt

$490

Undercover - Black Knit Fingerless Gloves

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Black Knit Fingerless Gloves

$540

Undercover - Black A Clockwork Orange Fang Sweatshirt

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Black A Clockwork Orange Fang Sweatshirt

$580

Undercover - Khaki A Clockwork Orange Fang Sweatshirt

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Khaki A Clockwork Orange Fang Sweatshirt

$615

Undercover - Yellow A Clockwork Orange Alex Tote

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Yellow A Clockwork Orange Alex Tote

$765

Undercover - Blue A Clockwork Orange Alex Tote

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Blue A Clockwork Orange Alex Tote

$765

Undercover - Purple Oversized Turtleneck

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Purple Oversized Turtleneck

$915

Undercover - Silver noguchi BIJOUX Edition Chaos Necklace

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Silver noguchi BIJOUX Edition Chaos Necklace

$990

Undercover - Red Cable Knit Sleeve Coat

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Red Cable Knit Sleeve Coat

$2100

Undercover - Beige Wool Fleece Hooded Coat

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Beige Wool Fleece Hooded Coat

$2725

Undercover - Multicolor Desk Coat

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Multicolor Desk Coat

$2850

Undercover - Green Valentino Edition Sherpa Hood Coat

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Green Valentino Edition Sherpa Hood Coat

$3750

Undercover - Black Valentino Edition Hooded Coat

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Black Valentino Edition Hooded Coat

$3950