The new collection from Undercover was the first to be designed from Jun Takahashi’s home, while under a nationwide lockdown in April 2020. Rather than imbue the collection with the panic of the catastrophic crisis in the world outside, Takahashi used his creative outlet as a way of imagining beyond it. The result is a collection that breathes with the continuity of previous Undercover seasons, with trademark prints taking aim at common objects of modern life and pop-cultural icons alike. Despite this continuity, for Takahashi, there is no returning to before the pandemic, stating in interview, “I cannot return to the life I had before. I must continue to push forward down the path that is unique for Undercover. Make a new life. Make new noise.”
Though the Undercover name has gained particular traction thanks to the label’s conceptual collections, theatrical runway shows, and high-profile pop-culture apparel collaborations, the label’s jewellery pieces have attracted particular attention in recent years.
The Undercover Hinge Bracelet displays Jun Takahashi’s affinity for jewellery pieces constructed solely from the most elemental of shapes. Nodding to minimalist industrial design, this silvertone hinged cuff bracelet features two ring shapes connected by a hinge-pin fastening mechanism.
Made in Japan from brass.
Style Number: UC1A4A11.
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