“Creep Very”, UNDERCOVER Fall/Winter 2021 collection

“Creep Very”, UNDERCOVER Fall/Winter 2021 collection

Andrea Tuzio · 6 months ago · Style

On the occasion of Tokyo Fashion Week, Jun Takahashi presented UNDERCOVER‘s Fall/Winter 2021 collection with a fashion show that gave continuity to the long series of pop culture references that have become a distinctive feature of his brand founded in 1993.

Entitled “Creep Very”, a reference to the wonderful song by Radiohead “Creep” contained in “Pablo Honey” from 1993 and which provided the backdrop to the female part of the show in an obsessive version rearranged for the occasion by Tom York, the collection is a mirror on the emotions we feel in this period of uncertainty, also embodied by the expressions of the models who walked the runway.

“The theme is of a person who is frail and weak but has a truly pure heart. I was expressing the worries and anxieties that individuals carry every day and the hope of what lies ahead. It probably doesn’t seem to directly link to clothing design, but I wanted to put the complicated emotional state of society into a physical form. This is what I considered while designing”, Takahashi stated to Vogue.

This motif of fragility and weakness, but which is compensated for by purity of heart, is also expressed through collaboration with Neon Genesis Evangelion – a twenty-six-episode television anime series from 1995 produced by the Gainax studio and conceived, scripted and directed by Hideaki Anno.

Despite the fact that the basic series is the classic story of young high school students who drive large humanoid robots (mecha) – called Evangelion Units or EVA – against hostile and apparently non-terrestrial beings – the Angels in the series – the anime is characterized by the presence of numerous Kabbalistic, Hebrew and biblical references, as well as by a deep psychological introspection of the characters, making it a reference point for the entire world of Japanese animation.
The protagonist is Shinji Ikari, a fourteen-year-old boy, apparently weak and insecure, but thanks to his purity of spirit he will be able to pilot EVA 01 – the robot destined for him – and lead the human race to battle against enemy forces in a post-apocalyptic world.

Read also: The capsule collection dedicated to Neon Genesis Evangelion

The references to Anno’s anime are very evident, in the down jackets, black parkas, coats, bomber jackets and jackets featuring prints depicting the anime characters and their robotic alter-egos. Also stand out the headgear that perfectly reflects the features of the Evangelion units.

In UNDERCOVER’s FW21 collection, Jun Takahashi in a way wanted to offset the most negative emotions of this period with tender and romantic details, easily recognizable in the garments of the women’s collection. Couture elements and casual pieces inspired by the dark and twisted works of Swedish artist Markus Åkesson, which inspired many of the prints in the collection.

“t is the hope we have for what lies ahead of our daily worries and anxieties,” said Takahashi in a statement about the collection. “It is a worldview created for those individuals in today’s society that live each and every day with constant conflicting emotions. It’s a different perspective from that of clothing design, but it would be an honor to have you feel and understand this.”.

Below are all the looks from UNDERCOVER’s Fall/Winter 2021 runway show.

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Suds and Smiles the photo series by Samantha Fortenberry

Suds and Smiles the photo series by Samantha Fortenberry

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Photography

Alabama based photographer Samantha Fortenberry has taken a series of photos called ‘Suds and Smiles‘. She asked her friends to choose a series of objects, which had important meaning for them or which were important for the time of the bathroom, thus customizing the set one by one. The collection explores the relationship between people and objects, kitsch accessories and hilarious settings are the protagonists of these super-colored photos.

The people portrayed are naked, the artist wanted to represent them in this way, in all their beauty and naturalness. Samantha also introduces ideas of body positivity and gender equality and, between a male and female nude, the photos express great confidence.

The girl says: “I want to gather a wide variety of people of all their shapes and sizes to show the various forms of beauty that each person has“.
Let’s take a look at it together.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Juergen Teller plays with SS22 by JW Anderson

Juergen Teller plays with SS22 by JW Anderson

Andrea Tuzio · 6 days ago · Photography, Style

It is impossible to define Juergen Teller as a simple fashion photographer.
With his work and his unique and inimitable aesthetics, the German photographer investigates the social constructions that concern beauty and everyday life through his direct and unfiltered style that leads to irony, humor and provocation.
His subjects are all treated in the same way regardless of who they are, the cut of his shots is democratic, instinctive and direct thanks to which he has become an icon in the world of artistic and fashion photography.
He has always preferred the rough sincerity of the photos that came out of the roll as they were, always true to himself, he has never changed his style even when he switched to digital. 
He has worked for Burberry, Celine, Marc Jacobs, his photographs have ended up on the covers of Face, i-D and Vogue and he has done covers for Björk and Morrisey.

This time around, Teller becomes a double star for JW Anderson’s SS22 lookbook.

A real calendar where, among the models wearing the prêt-à-porter creations of the British designer surrounded by tires that serve as a set, the German photographer chooses to become part of the project by immortalizing himself in black briefs and a camera around his neck in pin-up poses.

Teller overturns the status quo, overturning, as usual, the exasperated seriousness of the fashion world to play with it and make fun of it.
This is the umpteenth proof by a legend of contemporary photography, that he always manages to unsettle the users and rewrite obsolete rules, only to overturn everything again immediately afterwards.

Below you can check out JW Anderson’s SS22 lookbook/calendar.

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The party for the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000 by Saucony Originals

The party for the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000 by Saucony Originals

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Style

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000, the famous Saucony Originals silhouette, street artist EricsOne painted a gigantic mural that continues to dominate Corso Garibaldi.
The celebrations did not end with the creation of the artwork, however, as a few evenings later the brand new Carlo al Naviglio restaurant opened its doors to friends of Saucony for an exclusive party where EricsOne’s work was officially presented to the public with a video projected on the mega screens positioned in the location’s courtyard. 

The guests had the chance to see many Saucony Originals models displayed like works of art in a gallery, positioned on pedestals lit by design lamps, ready to be admired from every perspective and, in the meantime, to taste the assortment of samples proposed by the kitchen. 

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As always, Saucony had a special eye on its guests, offering both a selection of items, from tote bags to shoes, personalised and hand-painted by professionals, and a live painting performance by EricsOne, who during the evening created another piece of artwork, much smaller than the one in Corso Garibaldi, but equally impactful. 

The event was then enlivened by exceptional music, with a dj-set by Polly and Pamy, who for the second part of the evening gave way at the consolle to DJ and producer Shablo, then joined by artist Ernia who entertained the audience with her “Superclassico” on the very day the single went platinum three times. 

The evening also officially launched the new Fall/Winter 2021 campaign which precedes a series of highly anticipated releases throughout October including the Shadow 6000 Sweet Street from the Shadow 6000 Foodfight.

Relive the atmosphere and the best moments of the party in our gallery and in the video below! 

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Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS, a new collaboration

Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS, a new collaboration

Andrea Tuzio · 6 days ago · Style

Two of the most iconic players in the streetwear world, Stüssy and COMME des GARÇONS, have released a new collaboration with a 90’s and essential aesthetic.


After launching the Laguna Beach fragrance earlier this year, the brand founded by Shawn Stüssy and the one created by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo continue their dialogue with a new capsule collection consisting of: a black nylon coach jacket with co-branded graphics on the left chest and back of the jacket, a grey hoodie with the “CDG” and “Stüssy” logos on the chest and a graphic on the back and two t-shirts – one in white and one in black distinguished by the “CDG” logo, a triptych of Stüssy logos and the “N°4” typical of the Californian brand.

This latest Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS apparel collaboration will be released on September 24 in Stüssy, CDG and select Dover Street Market stores and online through the Stüssy and CDG shops.

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