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.
Few pieces put Jun Takahashi’s breathtaking attention-to-detail like the Undercover Rose Case Necklace. This piece features a locket-like pendant crafted from sterling silver, gold silica, and quartz. The pendant takes the shape of a coffin-like elongated trapezoid box with a transparent quartz lid. The lid opens via a clasp at the bottom of the pendant to reveal an exquisitely detailed, removable miniature rose. The pendant is suspended on a sterling silver rolo chain with a spring-ring fastening.
Made in Japan from sterling silver 925.
Chain length: 48cm.
Style Number: UC1A4N02.
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