Following up on the Gyakusou Fall/Winter 2011 collection, which was entitled Running Monks, UNDERCOVER designer and founder Jun Takahashi has named the latest Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Autumn Monks. Once again, Takahashi looks to traditional Japanese motifs and colors for inspiration, resulting in garments that are produced in deep purple, light gray with blue tint, vivid blue, black, and dark red tones throughout both the men’s and women’s lines. Takahashi also paid close attention to details; in particular, he created a camouflage-like print pattern based on fallen cedar leaves.
Distinguishing the men’s range is the use of bold color schemes, material play, and refined, tailor-made silhouettes. On the other hand, women’s items accentuate femininity, while employing innovative details such as pleats and pin-tacks to maximize mobility. Lastly, a pair of Nike Lunarspeed Lite+AP and Nike Free 3.0 V4 sneakers in matching palette completes the capsule collection.