Various images of Malcolm McDowell‘s iconic Alex DeLarge from the 1971 dystopian film “A Clockwork Orange” was printed all over streetwear pieces at Undercover’s Fall 2019 Menswear show. They were the perfect visuals to further up the ante on what already was quite an eerie presentation. The show started with a masked figure wearing a nipped-waisted felt hoodie coat underneath a layer of a fuchsia blanket-like garment, accessorized with an orange bowler hat. The look was distressing yet fascinating at the same time, which may be the feelings designer Jun Takahashi intended to conjure up. This season, the collection had two sides: one was from the 17th century, with masked men wearing layers upon layers of vivid colors, as if they were going to a masked ball, and another with a more streetwise approach decorated with stills of the iconic character from what has been a cult classic film known for its disturbing and violent sequences. Upon watching the show, one can get a sense of timelessness to it—poignant, in fact—that highlighted the fantastical yet ferocious side of fashion. It was a scary show, but one that the industry loves experiencing, even with a cult-like bloody red finale of masked men wearing as many layers as they can. To say that this Undercover show was interesting is an understatement!
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