The Brutal Elegance of Undercover’s SS2006 ‘T’

The Brutal Elegance of Undercover’s SS2006 ‘T’

Synonymous with artistic revolution, Jun Takahashi explored what it meant to put together a fashion show. Revered for his rebellious spirit and countless cultural references, Takahashi concocted what would arguably be his crowning achievement at Undercover thus far. “T” merged the artisanal skills and craft of the avant garde movement with ragtag punk band graphics.
Inspired by Martin Margiela’s world of deconstruction, Jun Takahashi followed suit and created a world of mesmerizing pieces constructed entirely out of cotton t-shirts. Headpieces, jackets, dresses, and pants all derived from the lackluster t-shirt, a garment typically overlooked in Ready to Wear collections. Following the release of the collection, Martin Margiela himself collaborated with Jun on one of these shirts.
If that wasn’t creative enough, Takahashi went a step further. To embody his punk roots in his collection, Takahashi forged five fictional German Bands. He would serve as a merch vendor for these bands, plastering their imaginary names, record albums, graphics, and lyrics across his collection. Most of which are instantly recognizable when seen today.

The show itself was otherworldly. Models illuminated by giant, daunting wax candles walked the runway in darkness while industrial music deafened the audience. Using the runway as his canvas Jun proceeded to paint his portrait and it surely speaks for itself.
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