Undercover Scab Skirt by Jun Takahashi SS/03
The runway saw models in a array of crust punk fabric garments, many of them having multiple layers of clothing on-top of each other, such as the skirt. It was worn over denim crust punk pants, or even just work as is with layers of ethnic fabric draping over it. This skirt is decorated in an array of scab patches, each from a completely unique fabric to the other & hand stitched on with various different colour threads. One of the most striking aspects of this skirt is the asymmetrical patch of fabric on the side of the skirt giving it a unique look unlike many other from the collection. Very detailed with an "ethnic" fabric printed on, & distressed raw cut edges. The skirt even has metal hooks & hardware from the belt loops handing & s metal buckle from the mid section attached swell, making this skirt so beautiful.
The Undercover Spring Summer 2003 "Scab" was undoubtably a revolutionary turning point in Jun Takahashi's career! This was the first time he showcased his debut collection to the world, at Paris fashion week 2002. The various references to the "Crust Punk" Aesthetic & Ethnic fabrics used created a tense atmosphere in the showroom. With subtle references to 9/11 during a tense time Jun Takahashi stepped in a realm which no designer at the time had even wanted to think about. He closed the show dressing models in a array of multicoloured burquas. In which helped the collection gain additional attention.
Season: Spring/Summer 2003
Length: (Short side) 16.5" Long: 21"
Material: 100% Cotton
Colour: Black & Scab Patch