Indifferent to the views of others, Jun Takahashi quickly established himself as a daring and bold designer. His vision was pure; he did not care about fashion from a commercial standpoint, but instead wanted to present the art in a new light. This point would become clear with the release of his Spring Summer 1996 collection “Under the Cover”.
This collection is one of the earliest examples of Takahashi’s artistic purity. Instead of using a traditional runway to present his project, Takahashi chose to use monster-like creatures from another reality to display his garments in a nightmarish lookbook.
The book gives Takahashi’s audience a look into his ingenious thought process. Though typically overlooked, Jun Takahashi’s “Under the Cover” proved to be essential in shaping the direction of his successful career.