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. The Undercover Zerstoren LS Tee displays the Jun Takahashi’s affinity for the German language—a peculiar obsession in comparison with the languages that have held cultural cache in the fashion world—with the German word Zerstören (‘to destroy’) screen-printed across the back. This linguistic message is juxtaposed with a baby deer—a symbol of innocence—screen-printed on the chest with the word ‘destroy’ close by. Cut from soft cotton jersey, this long sleeve t-shirt also features a ribbed crew neckline & cuffs.
Made in Japan from 100% cotton.
Style Number: UC1A4892-3.
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