All of the Japanese designer’s collections inspired by the cult movie genius.
On March 7, 1999, the world lost one of the greatest masters of world movies. Stanley Kubrick. This editorial aims to celebrate his cultural impact and the influence that his sinister and recognizable aesthetic still exerts in fashion, especially that of Jun Takahashi, founder of the Undercover brand.
Stanley Kubrick is remembered for his ability to continually reinvent himself, to immerse in every cinematic genre, from psychological thrillers to dystopian horror, via political satire and atomic wars, producing a masterpiece each time. What is most striking in his films is the attention to the smallest details and costumes.
Impossible not to associate the 1970s-style sky-blue dresses of the Gredy twins with the film The Shining, and it is generally the first thing one remembers about the film; and again, the Druggies captained by “Alex,” interpreted by actor Malcolm McDowell, invading the London streets wearing white overalls, jockstraps and bowler hats.
Through the costumes, the director accompanied the film’s main narrative with iconic, recognizable clothes inextricably anchored in the cult.
One of the contemporary designers who draws most from his school is Jun Takahashi, founder of the Undercover brand, who in several collections has shown that he is literally fascinated by the master’s cult.
Kubrick’s dark vision of humanity has echoed in Undercover’s attitude, resulting in some of the most interesting collections of recent years, featuring garments on which iconic frames from his films, patterns inspired by his sinister settings and the interior design of his masterpieces stand out.
Find out what they are.