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 become synonymous with high-concept collections, theatrical runway shows, and high-profile pop-culture collaborations, high-quality, everyday staples form just as important a part of their oeuvre.
Here in the black colourway, the Undercover Zerstoren Pocket Tee is this season’s staple tee from the Japanese label. With a slightly boxy fit, this short-sleeve t-shirt features a patch pocket on the chest with an embroidered deer motif on it and the German word ‘Zerstören’ printed above it. A screen-print on the back of the tee reveals the words meaning in English: destroy. This tee also features a ribbed crew neckline.
Made in Japan from 100% cotton.
Style Number: UC1A4801.
Model is 179cm and wears size 3.
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Brisbane Q 4000
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