Focus and refinement drive Jun Takahashi as a designer and a runner. As founder of fashion label Undercover, his work is heralded for its deeper meaning beyond fashion. As co-founder of the Gyakusou International Running Association, a Tokyo-based run club, Takahashi’s daily dedication to the sport merges with his design aesthetic and shines through his latest Gyakusou collection, highlighted by adaptable functionality, minimalist aesthetics and non-classical muted tones.
Meaning “running in reverse” in Japanese, Gyakusou derives from the counterclockwise direction in which GIRA runs through Tokyo’s Yoyogi park, bucking tradition. The collection draws from this rebel spirit and determines to ensure athletes run without distraction by finding the mental and meditative clarity for which Takahashi strives.