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Monday, March 5, 2012

A Boys-Only Club No More

A Boys-Only Club No More

No yang is complete without a yin—exactly why designer Jun Takahashi has created a womenswear line to go with his already existing Nike x Undercover Gyakusou men’s collection. The designer, a dedicated member of the Tokyo-based runners club Team GIRA, first decided to combine his athletic passions with his design skills back in 2010, when he launched the menswear collection of light jackets and sneakers. The new womenswear collection, launching globally in mid-March, is equally full of function-meets-fashion pieces. Takahashi has thought of it all—carefully developed pockets for carrying keys in silence, underarm openings for max ventilation, and the list goes on.

But he does not sacrifice style. The womenswear collection, in natural colors like olive khaki, peat moss, and midnight fog, includes skirts with pleating (without compromising freedom of motion) and gathers in strategically placed spots for a slender look. Below, catch the new pieces in action in the label’s ad campaign video by director Katsuhide Morimoto.


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