Jun Takahashi’s Undercover label is a genuine pioneer in the world of fashion. Combining his youthful love of the Sex Pistols with an avant-garde, elegant, high fashion sensibility, Takahashi’s original designs redefined the boundaries between runway and street.
Undercover has expanded upon Takahashi’s punk-influenced beginnings and become one of the most revered and influential brands on the planet.
As great as The Warriors is, some of the looks don't necessarily hold up; that subway station gang with the overalls, striped shirts, and roller skates were basically dressed like particularly threatening six year olds, for example. That's why Undercover's Spring/Summer '19, The New Warriors collection reimagines the heavily stylized, thematic urban street combat aesthetic from the 1979 classic.
Jun Takahashi's concept for the Zenmondooo is a Buddhism tinged, motocross biker gang. As such, it's difficult to tell whether or not the members would be packing chains or prayer beads in one of these shoulder bags, but one would have to imagine that the wise would not stick around to find out.