Undercover is a Tokyo-based Japanese label founded by Jun Takahashi in 1990. The brand takes influence from street culture from Japan. Undercover has gained strong acclaim among streetwear fanatics. Takahashi presented his first womenswear collection in 1994 at Japan Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 1995.
The Soloist is a Japanese label launched in 2010 by designer, Takahiro Miyashita. The name of the brand came from Miyashita’s desire to create with complete freedom. Miyashita is self taught and is heavily inspired by Gus Van Sant's films, American culture and nineties alternative music, all of which he incorporates into his designs. Miyashita is also the founder of Japanese streetwear brand NUMBER (N)INE.
For Autumn/Winter 2018 Jun Takahashi and Takahiro Miyashita were both guest designers at Pitti Uomo 93 showcasing their deconstructions of menswear together. There was a theme of Order/Disorder following Disorder/Order. Both designers worked separately and saw each other's collections for the first time two days prior to the show.