The creative, playful, intelligent students of the King Alfred School, in London, exemplify the Japanese designer Jun Takahashi’s approach to fashion. Founded in 1990 and immediately popularized by the Tokyo youth culture, Undercover has since evolved into a global, high-end label, but it hasn’t lost an ounce of cool. As its motto makes clear: “We make noise, not clothes.”
All clothing and accessories Undercover.
When Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched their label in 2006, it was at the height of their celebrity. Yet somehow they managed to form one of fashion’s most beautifully discreet brands. Much like the music of London’s Deep Throat Choir, shown here, the Row is serene, spiritual, sublime-sartorial fodder for an entire class of low-key, exquisitely elegant women.
Models wear the Row clothing, shoes, and boots; Falke tights. Choir members wear Ashington Ceremonial Gowns choir gowns; custom-made bibs; shoes by Church’s and Grenson. Beauty note: Join the order. Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel keeps every hair in place with long-lasting hold.
Models wear the Row clothing, shoes, and boots; Falke tights. Choir members wear Ashington Ceremonial Gowns choir gowns; custom-made bibs; shoes by Church’s and Grenson.
For the past three decades, Dries Van Noten has tended to his business much the way he does his magnificent gardens in Belgium: quietly, carefully, and with absolute adoration. And what do you know? It has bloomed into a richly hued and intoxicatingly romantic label that causes both men and women to swoon.
Models wear Dries Van Noten clothing.
What do Junya Watanabe and these scientists from University London College have in common? An intense curiosity toward their fields of study—in the Japanese designer's case, everyday garments and their many possible punk mutations. Watanabe's experimental and wildly influential work has spawned an ardent fan base—see the Facebook group Junya Watanabe World—that analyzes his every move.
Models wear Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons dresses, leggings, and socks; Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons x Buffalo sneakers.