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. While Takahashi’s graphics often disturb the stability of everyday objects associated with innocence via juxtaposition, his collections necessarily include lighter pieces, thereby providing balance.
Here in the black colourway, the Undercover Oversized Light and Consciousness Tee employs bold graphics and mirror imagery for striking and mysterious effect. This oversized t-shirt features a large graphic screen print on the front depicting the reflective mask of an astronaut in which appears the illuminated silhouette of a humanoid figure. Below, the words ‘Light and Consciousness’ complete the piece’s appeal to ethereal and transcendent experiences. Cut from soft cotton jersey, this short-sleeve tee also features a ribbed crew neckline.
Made in Japan from 100% cotton.
Style Number: UC1A4893-2.
Model is 179cm and wears size 3.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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