Jun Takahashi’s Undercover kicked off in 1993 with heavy punk rock references. While punk influence is still with the brand, it seems Takahashi’s success with Undercover is the balance between conceptuality and utility.
2017 SS Menswear shows how far Undercover has evolved from ripped t-shirts. Takahashi commented, “The men’s is daily wear, rather than conceptual like the women. They’re clothes I want to wear” while Vogue’s Alexander Fury commented "They felt of our time… you couldn’t distinguish between those radical protestors and the proletariat garb.” There are button-up cotton shirts trimmed with washed Wool tapes at interior and Peter Pan collar worker's jackets are lined in floral prints.
Another aspect of Undercover 2017SS’s utility theme that we can really appreciate in this weather is it’s flexibility. The oversized garments such as graphic t-shirts, anorak jackets and even hooded raincoats, all adorned with skulls, emblem like motifs, photographic floral prints and even unicorns, are designed for layering.
To view KOKKO’s 2017SS Undercover selections, visit https://www.kokko.me/ or KOKKO Luxury Boutique at 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond BC.