undercover Archive

Female Empowerment in Paris

PARIS, France — All of a sudden, in Paris, it was 1968, 1977 or whatever year in recent history coincided with an outburst of protest and a moment of change. Sort of. It was, of course, mostly a mise en scène. These being our digitally superficial times and this being designer fashion — an exercise in turning the basic human need to cover up into a desirable …

Highsnobiety Summer Crowns Results

Summer 2016 was just as much of an exciting time for streetwear as any other point in the year, but what marked this season out in particular was the sheer wealth of creative output we saw from across the Highsnobiety world. In the inaugural Highsnobiety Summer Crowns, presented by Old Spice, we shortlisted the most stylish, influential players in our scene, cross-referenced the hype-inducing with …

Undercover's Cool Jazz

PARIS, France — It’s a new season, you sit through show after show in city after city, love some, not so much others, and you’re waiting. Don’t know what for but, as long as you close down your capacity for disappointment, you trust it’ll come. And then it does. Or rather it did. Friday night. Jun Takahashi’s Undercover.     On the soundtrack, the first stroke of a piano key. Was …

Supreme & UNDERCOVER Are Back At It With a Fire Collection For FW16

Supreme links with UNDERCOVER once again, for what’s proving to become one of the NYC giant’s most fruitful new partnerships (along with the blockbuster Stone Island project). This time around, Jun Takahashi’s label cooks up some fine topcoats (plastered with anarchist-style imagery), dope reversible bombers (the black/pink number is gonna cost a bomb on the resell market), a coaches jacket adorned with yet more bleak …

Highsnobiety’s Summer Crowns: The Best Collections of SS16

Summer is always a time to flex your sartorial sensibilities. Because it’s a season where you’re expected to (and probably will) wear less, every garment counts. Summer 2016 was an interesting season, both the hottest record for temperatures and also for what went on in the Highsnobiety universe. Streetwear continued its ascent to the top, while that the fashion world’s own high- and low-definitions continued …

the shepherd UNDERCOVER is Jun Takahashi’s New Line of Luxe Basics

the shepherd UNDERCOVER, Jun Takahashi’s latest venture under his UNDERCOVER imprint, debuts its first-ever collection in Japanese publication PRODISM. Takahashi’s new project is a more personal affair, focused on simplicity and quality, rather than the punk-inspired streetwear that his mainline is so renowned for — Jun’s basically designing stuff that he wants to wear himself these days. Tokyo fashion publication PRODISM took it upon itself to debut the line …