images courtesy Undercover

Flora and fauna were abound as designer Jun Takahashi’s fertile creativity was unleashed during Paris Fashion Week 2023. The designer’s iconic brand Undercover, equally revered as a cult name in streetwear and as a fixture on Paris’ haute couture calendar, was showing a collection titled “Deep Mist.”


After 8 minutes of ethereal and lightweight fabrics breezing through the walkway, the lights dimmed on Takahashi’s show and glowing dresses began to slowly float down the runway like deep-sea jellyfish.

Filled with roses and butterflies, the terrarium dresses illuminated the concrete catwalk, presenting a breathtaking mix of precarious instability and chaos. Once again, Takahashi lived up to he reputation for one of the most darkly enchanting, rebellious, and often bizarre imaginations in today’s world of fashion.

Born in Gunma, Takahashi studied fashion at Bunka Fashion College in 1988. He launched Undercover in the early 1990s. A progenitor of the now-global streetwear movement, Undercover showed for the first time at Tokyo Fashion Week in 1994 and debuted in Europe at Paris Fashion Week in 2002.