Spring 2015 Menswear: Undercover

For S/S15 Undercover collection Jun Takahashi was inspired by”inner life” of punk New York, specifically the band Television, whose main man Tom Verlaine was responsible for a spidery, spiraling form of guitar music that grows in stature as the decades wear on.

In an odd way, the fiercely anti-fashion Television loaned themselves to the revisionism of a designer like Takahashi. He used the starkness of their two album sleeves as an intensely visual graphic, and the cryptic poetry of their lyrics as running motifs across and around items of clothing.( Read the rest by Tim Blanks here)

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