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.
Undercover's Spring/Summer 2020 deals in a black dominant, infusion of minimalism. The scaled back aesthetic 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, that features on a number of pieces in the collection. 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.
Cindy Sherman Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.