Undercover’s S/S20 collection, shown yesterday evening in Paris, had a dark mood: “I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me,” read the Dylan Thomas quote on the invitation for Jun Takahashi’s latest show. An almost entirely black offering followed, punctuated by spiderweb-pleated tailoring, trompe l’oeil Nosferatu silhouettes and a series of works by American artist Cindy Sherman, known for her identity-shifting self-portraiture (they featured as jacquard weaves). Works featured here include those from her 1970s Film Still series, which will be part of her extensive new retrospective at London’s National Portrait Gallery later this month. It is not the first time Takahashi has featured the artist’s work: his S/S18 womenswear show – itself inspired by horror movie The Shining – also featured prints by Sherman, incorporated on to band-style T-shirts and sweaters.
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