Undercover by Jun Takahashi – Undercover Fall/Winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear collection.
Undercover is a Japanese fashion label founded in 1990 by Jun Takahashi, who has served as designer and creative director from the start.
It’s not often these days that a fashion show serves up a sociopolitical message—designers are too busy making new merch to have much time for reflection. Undercover’s Jun Takahashi has tended to operate beyond the fashion Mainstream.Takahashi served up a bemused critique of our culture’s obsession with youth and beauty today.The models wore creepy plastic-surgery masks that made their fresh faces look like they’d had work done: straighter noses, fuller lips, smoother foreheads, sharper, more defined cheekbones. Estate jewelry of women of a certain age added to the odd sensation of watching young women impersonate old women who were trying to look young again.
There were great clothes there—a section of oversize, blouson-style jackets; sculptural button-downs; draped and swagged knits; tortoiseshell-print plastic outerwear trimmed perversely in fur.