Japanese designer Jun Takahashi took Paris Fashion Week by storm when his brand UNDERCOVER introduced dresses that glow in the dark with butterflies and flowers on September 27.
Born in Kiryū, Gunma, Takahashi studied fashion at Bunka Fashion College in 1988. He launched UNDERGROUND in the early 1990s, and the brand made its Paris Fashion Week debut in 2002.
During the third day of Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2024 (SS24), the Japanese designer presented his majestic collection. The stage featured shattered chandeliers on the floor while the music reflected the eerie vibe with low-pitch cellos.
The collection, featuring 57 pieces, began with a mesh-covered white suit pinned by roses and gemstones, followed by a variety of printed jackets, T-shirts, and hoodies wrapped in yellow netting.
The SS24 finale took everyone by surprise when the lights dimmed, and the models walked out wearing skirts that were glowing with colorful flowers, butterflies, and breathtaking scenery, proving that the Japanese designer is one of the most innovative designers to date.
Speaking to Vogue, Takahashi revealed the inspiration behind these dresses, saying it reflects his feelings of grief and wanting to free himself.