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.
The scaled back aesthetic of Undercover's spring/summer 2020 collection serves as the backdrop for an exploration of man's underlying dark and violent impulses. exemplified by the Dylan Thomas quote I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me. The quotation features on a number of pieces in the collection, while elsewhere, this inner darkness is represented by horror imagery, filtered through Takahashi's unique, dark elegance. A balancing scale that teeters between acknowledgment and celebration of these typically suppressed depths, Takahashi dresses them up in an almost confrontational elegance, in true Sympathy for the Devil fashion.