A Peek Into the World of Undercover’s Jun Takahashi

For Jun Takahashi, it has been a year of collaborations. Less than three months after staging a joint show in Tokyo with fellow Japanese designer Chitose Abe of Sacai, he will show his fall men’s collection together with Takahiro Miyashita, who designs the brand TakahiroMiyashita The Soloist, at Pitti Uomo. It is the second time Takahashi has been chosen as a guest designer at the Florence-based trade show. And while he won’t give anything away about the collection other than that it “has a strong message,” it promises to be a memorable show.
“Undercover and The Soloist are using the same theme this season. But how myself and Miyashita are interpreting that and adding in our own ways of thinking about design — neither of us knows what the other is doing,” Takahashi said. “We won’t see each other’s collections until we’re in Florence.”
The 48-year-old designer said the idea came about after talking with Miyashita. The pair decided that since they are showing back-to-back in the same venue, it would be more compelling if they used the same theme. And while they both have different styles, Takahashi said it wasn’t difficult for them to agree on a general concept.
“We were in

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
A Peek Into the World of Undercover’s Jun Takahashi

A Peek Into the World of Undercover’s Jun Takahashi


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