TOKYO — Since establishing his label Undercover nearly two decades ago, Jun Takahashi has been at the forefront of Japanese street fashion, expanding its unique aesthetic to the U.S. and Europe.
Now he has taken on an entirely new — and some might say unexpected — challenge: He has teamed up with fast-fashion giant Uniqlo to design a line of family-oriented apparel called UU. The line will go on sale Friday to coincide with the opening of Uniqlo’s latest and largest store yet, in Tokyo’s Ginza district.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"