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Cult Japanese labels UNDERCOVER and WTAPS return after more than two decades to reignite the desire for their designs. The subculture aesthetic is once again vibrant in this collaborative collection that will be released early this year, dazzling the entire streetwear scene.

Jun Takahashi and Tetsu Nishiyama, the founders of the brands that actively participated in the first streetwear wave of the 90s in Harajuku, once again unite their creative imaginations in a high-end capsule that draws directly from the street, punk, and hip-hop that saw them grow up.

The collection presents the gothic filter that Takahashi applies to his creations, fused in a balanced way with Nishiyama‘s military inspiration. A series of minimalist garments on a sleek black base; a utility jacket, a hoodie, a pair of trousers with slits, an iteration of the classic Chuck 70‘s and a cap.

 

In addition to the “2022 COLLECTION” motif, the names of the UNDERCOVER and WTAPS brands and the phrase “ONE ON ONE” randomly run through the pieces in the form of patches. The zips and pockets coexist and stand out among all these elements, closing the distinctive codes of the capsule that will go on sale on 8 January 2022.