Jun Takahashi Reimagines Feudal Japan Fashion for UNDERCOVER FW20

Referencing Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 ‘Macbeth’ adaptation, ‘Throne of Blood.’

By
Fashion
185,934 Hypes 23 Comments

Standing out as a highly-anticipated show of Paris Fashion Week, an audience filled the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione to get a look at what Jun Takahashi has prepared for UNDERCOVER‘s Fall/Winter 2020.

The men’s and women’s presentation focused on an air of dramaticism with clear references to Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 adaptation of Macbeth, Throne of Blood. Lead by a three-segment contemporary dance performance choreographed by Damien Jalet and scored by L.I.E.S. RECORDS, the presentation helped express the feudal Japan inspiration that fueled Takahashi’s latest UNDERCOVER collection.

Aside from unexpectedly drawing from Japan’s history, the seasonal range saw a revisit to UNDERCOVER elements for longstanding fans of the label. Strong use of plaid, motif monogram patterns, expressive knits, large wrapping scarves, mismatched buttoning, subtle yet clever detailing, playful accessories and a familiar dark color palette, evoke memories of collections of Jun Takahashi’s past. Looking back at the recognizable silhouettes of Feudal Japan, tops and outwear are indebted to the form of traditional noragi and haori with bottoms referencing the strong pleating of hakama. Standout items include rider style jackets decorated to replicate the plating found on samurai armor, pajama-like takes on classic menswear pieces and nylon outerwear emblazoned with scenes from Throne of Blood.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

@undercover_lab 二十二十秋冬ファッションショー

A post shared by POGGY? (@poggytheman) on

Footwear also played a big part in the collection, as tonal zippered boots, slimmed-down duck boots, low cut suede lace-ups and blocky geta sandals accented the cinched bottoms found on much of the trousers found in the collection. Accessories were comprised of headwear like caps, flat brim caps, berets and beanies, alongside biker style gloves, plaid marked wool gloves, shearling-lined gloves, hugging chest satchels and ornate dual chest pouches.

Take a full look at UNDERCOVER’s FW20 “Fallen Man” collection above and catch scenes from the presentation below.

For more contemporary fashion, take a look inside the newly reopened HBX Hong Kong location.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Spotify Lets You Build Playlists for Your Pets
Tech

Spotify Lets You Build Playlists for Your Pets

The new feature caters to their individual personality.

'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon' Gets a Release Date
Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon' Gets a Release Date

Focusing on the backstory of House Targaryen.

BAPE BLACK Revitalizes Two Classic Reebok Silhouettes in New Footwear Collab
Footwear

BAPE BLACK Revitalizes Two Classic Reebok Silhouettes in New Footwear Collab

Both available in black or gray.


Take a Closer Look at Valentino's Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 SD Collaboration
Footwear

Take a Closer Look at Valentino's Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 SD Collaboration

Neon pairs and traditional colorways were served at its PFW FW20 show.

STORY mfg. Celebrates British Psychonauts With FW20 "Inner Reaches" Collection
Fashion

STORY mfg. Celebrates British Psychonauts With FW20 "Inner Reaches" Collection

Mixing psychedelic influences with natural references.

Bose Closing All Retail Stores in North America, Europe, Japan & Australia
Tech

Bose Closing All Retail Stores in North America, Europe, Japan & Australia

Due to products being “increasingly purchased through e-commerce.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.