Undercover

Jun Takahashi’s Undercover embodies the quintessence of Japanese cool, channeling raw edged rebellion and dramatic high-concept elegance to produce an inimitable auteur vision that fascinates in its dualities. 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 quickly found support and mentorship from Comme des Garçons icon Rei Kawakubo. Indeed, he convincingly broke through the streetwear-couture divide many years before luxury-casual hit the mainstream. Operating beneath the maxim “We Make Noise Not Clothes”, Takahashi’s menswear continues to enchant in its wit and rebellion, dissolving binaries like high/low, avant-garde/utiltarian, and macabre/beautiful in unexpected unions of materials, colors, and cuts. Deconstructive tailoring and hybridized detailing impart a sense of precariousness, chaos, resolve, and peace at once, offering men an uncommonly deep, philosophical take on urban style. Taken at a distance, Undercover’s oeuvre generates a coherent yet surrealist universe, one which Takahashi presides over and continues to expand one collection at a time.

Undercover - Black Dracula Cloak

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Black Dracula Cloak

£1735

Undercover - Black Cindy Sherman Edition Patched Blazer

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Black Cindy Sherman Edition Patched Blazer

£2175

Undercover - Black Cindy Sherman Edition Leather Jacket

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Black Cindy Sherman Edition Leather Jacket

£2690

Undercover - Black Knit Turtleneck

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Black Knit Turtleneck

£490

Undercover - Black Striped Trousers

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Black Striped Trousers

£730

Undercover - Black Base Jeans

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Black Base Jeans

£410

Undercover - Black Crepe Trousers

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Black Crepe Trousers

£515

Undercover - Black Slim Trousers

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Black Slim Trousers

£410

Undercover - Black Dracula Shirt

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Black Dracula Shirt

£940

Undercover - Black Crewneck Sweater

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Black Crewneck Sweater

£455

Undercover - Black Shiny 'Cindy Sherman' T-Shirt

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Black Shiny 'Cindy Sherman' T-Shirt

£1020

Undercover - Black A Clockwork Orange Rose T-Shirt

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Black A Clockwork Orange Rose T-Shirt

£260

Undercover - White 'A Clockwork Orange' Print T-Shirt

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White 'A Clockwork Orange' Print T-Shirt

£220

Undercover - Black Rose Beanie

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Black Rose Beanie

£250

Undercover - Black 'U' Image Hoodie

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Black 'U' Image Hoodie

£315

Undercover - Black Beethoven Hoodie

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Black Beethoven Hoodie

£410

Undercover - Black Suede Gloves

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Black Suede Gloves

£830

Undercover - Black 'A Clockwork Orange' Print Rain Boots

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Black 'A Clockwork Orange' Print Rain Boots

£810