UNDERCOVER JUN TAKAHASHI

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  1. xeraphim

    xeraphim Senior member

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    wait for AW16 if you're going to go down that route

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  2. Mesta

    Mesta Senior member

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    Full look (minus shoes) , from the fw 2013 collec. I love these pieces! still wear them a lot today.

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    I've been doing some reading on Undercover for a writing project and came across a couple choice quotes from Jun that I thought I'd share

    ‘In my head, there is always something beautiful and something ugly, which are equal. Simple beauty does not interest me. But ugly does not interest me either’

    When asked why he covers everything up, Takahashi replied that ‘There was no reason, except to efface all feeling, like a destroyed doll. It was not about bird flu or some deep meaning. It was something aesthetic – I wanted to envelope them…It is not a question of appearances – it is more about a feeling’
     
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    Can anyone tell me what season this is from and what this particular piece is called? I'm also curious to know how much it would go for. It feels like velvet, has stars embossed (debossed?) all throughout, and the lining print is really interesting. Bought it from ZOZOUsed a couple of weeks ago. Would appreciate any help, thank you!

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  5. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    That jacket is somewhere between 03-04AW and 08SS, i'm guessing. I'm basing this on the fact that 08SS was the first season to use the letter numbering scheme, even though you didn't post the tag. I've seen the pattern on the lining before but can't remember where.
     
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    Really appreciate the help! Here are the tags btw if you don't mind figuring out the exact season and for those who are curious. I posted on the UC & UCism FB groups and someone also said it might be from 03AW.

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    Usually I'm not really into UC but found a pair of Undercover x Effector 'Gloria' sunnies recently. Usually don't spend much on sunglasses but I felt like getting a nice pair for once. Quality is rock solid though it does throw me that they won't fold completely flat.

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  9. mer6

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    I've got the other two books I've found on/by Jun Takahashi, Gasbook 19 - Undercover & Madsaki and A Magazine 4 - Curated by Jun Takahashi which are pretty interesting as a "collector" (especially the latter), but they're really more like inspiration books. I don't know what I was looking for, but I'm happy to have them. The former was about $40, the latter about $100, both used and in near mint condition, I'd never want to buy them brand new.

    The new book that you pictured isn't out yet, but you can preorder it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or other places for about $40. I have no idea what will be in it either.
     
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    anyone know which seasons UC made tshirts that are tts or at least somewhat bigger than normal sizing? i usually wear XL and size 4 fits like a large and i hear some run bigger than others
     
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    Sizing on the seasonal cut-and-sew tees tends to run differently than the standard seasonal printed tees. AW10, for instance, runs a bit larger and SS11 runs a bit smaller. With something like SS14, there are tees that are explicitly oversized, and then the others seem to match the 'standard' ones (not sure what else to call them). Also of note are the out of season one-off mini collections (Madstore, madarchives or whatever) that usually size S-M-L instead of 1-2-3-4-5 and have a different cut.
     
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    new sub-line/parallel line coming:

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    Undercover... x Uniqlo? lol ;P
     
  14. Lorcan7

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    Ahh so I got the book if anyone is interested. I'd say its pretty good. It gives a fairly comprehensive overview of the brand - sections on womens, mens, collabs, objects/installations - so nearly everything has at least a page from Underman figurines, to gyakusou, to hand-made stuffed dolls made by Anne-Valerie Dupond for the But Beautiful collection. Possibly on the negative side, its pretty light on text - there's a short interview with Jun, brief descriptions of individual collections and some captions, and that's basically it. Mostly just nice pictures (fine with me).

    Having recently got the Taschen Comme des Garcons book (not recommended), where all the images and text are reproduced from back issues of I-D (and gives nothing like an Overview of Rei's work), its also nice to see in the UC book there are editorial images pulled from a wide variety of sources, and the interview is at least a new one. Some random things I liked: an old editorial from spring 2001 featuring Tadanobu Asano with Ichi the Killer bleach blonde hair. Also some images/ descriptions of the mid-90s collections I knew little about.
     
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    Am I missing any stockists? Only ones that stock size 4's.

    Saint Alfred
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    Idol
    SSense
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    Haven
    Ecru
    Escalier
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    SVMoscow
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    Please let me know if anyone sees the Borremans parkas in the lookbook.
     
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