Dear Shaded Viewers,
Due to CODIV-19 it was impossible for UNDERCOVER by Jun Takahashi to present a traditional runway so instead he opted for 21SS as a 3D Lookbook. Please visit his site to see each look in its entirety from the comfort of your home. You can rotate the images and flip models to see the details. Always an innovator I remain a loyal fan of UNDERCOVER.
Forced to work from home, Takahashi found some unexpected benefits. Here are a few words from the designer himself:
“In March, as COVID-19 first began to unleash its fury, I began to develop my ideas and theme, with all of the designs being completed in April during a nationwide lockdown.
During this time, I really began to get a sense that my views towards work, doubts about the structure of daily life, and society as a whole, were experiencing major changes.
The situation still has not resolved itself and many challenging days lie ahead, but these shifts are undoubtedly something that everyone is experiencing.
Despite this collection being the first that I have designed from home and despite the difficult times, with a slight uncertainty I continued to work in my usual style and was able to create something completely separate from all of the changes occurring within myself.
Even with the transformations taking place, is that not good? This is the result of continuing to design in my own unique way. I feel that these changes taking place within myself and society should be accepted and viewed as a positive outcome.
I cannot return to the life I had before. I must continue to push forward down the path that is unique for UNDERCOVER. Make a new life. Make new noise.”
Shaded Viewers look forward to your new noise.