Embracing the ever-evolving fashion concept of the style tribe, Jun Takahashi launches a Spring/Summer 2019 collection that pioneers eight distinct groups with fashion-specific embellishments. As a starting point of its gang abstractions, UNDERCOVER channels 'The Warriors' — a crime thriller from 1979. Combining the appeal of style tribes with a nostalgic cinematographic flair is definitely an innovative approach for the fashion house.
The Spring/Summer 2019 collection is dubbed 'The New Warriors' and each one of the eight style tribes is based on characters and imagery from the film. As a result, Jun Takahashi is able to not only create grunge-inspired and progressive silhouettes. He is also successful in constructing a strong narrative around the Spring/Summer 2019 designs, which will in turn foster a stronger engagement and will define fashion as a community-building tool.
Photo Credits: Eva Al Desnudo