Paris Fashion Week 2019 has witnessed designers’ embrace of street culture, art, and creativity in mediums that have never been adopted by fashion houses in the past. The house of Valentino is no different as it has teamed with Japanese brand Undercover to create a series of graphics of the house’s men’s AW19 collections, which was revealed at the Valentino’s show in Paris during Fashion Week.
Undercover’s designer Jun Takahashi has played an integral part of the streetwear industry by creating designs using graphics in a way that defined the brand’s contemporary approach to fashion. His approach was commended by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli who said, “Jun Takahashi has changed the philosophy of streetwear, elevating a genuinely concrete matter to a more conceptual and sophisticated level. Undercover is able to use poetry and delicacy even in the more common pieces of an everyday wardrobe.”
Takashi’s approach to creating this collection was inspired by things like time travel, UFOs, and the film A Clockwork Orange.
“The past and the future is the common theme of this season for Valentino and Undercover and I tried to express it through graphics.” – Jun Takahashi
Take a lookg at the runway looks from the show at Paris Fashion Week.