Item #6953 Unknown Pleasures Cape by Undercover Co.
Unknown Pleasures Cape by Undercover Co.
Unknown Pleasures Cape by Undercover Co.
Unknown Pleasures Cape by Undercover Co.

Unknown Pleasures Cape by Undercover Co.

Japan: Undercover Co., 2009. Wool, nylon, cashmere blend blanket in drawstring carrying case. 53 x 63 in. Near fine. Item #6953

Double-sided cape featuring Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover artwork designed by Peter Saville. This limited-edition item was part of Undercover Co.’s Autumn/Winter 2009 collection titled “Earmuff Maniac”, which rekindled the fashion world’s fixation on the seminal 1979 post-punk release’s album artwork. A graphic representation of the dying pulsar star CP1919, Saville’s repurposing of the graph is woven in this cape in white on black, and on verso black on grey.

Jun Takahashi launched Undercover Co., a high-end streetwear label, in 1993. This scarce piece is perhaps the most iconic of the collection, marrying Takahashi’s innovative design perspective with the ubiquitous Joy Division design.

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