Japan: Undercover Co., . Nylon backpack. 18 ½ x 19 ½ x 3 in. (empty). Very good. Item #6955
Fabricating out of NASA-style technical fabrics, Jun Takahashi again takes the Unknown Pleasures album artwork into a backpack featuring oversized compartments and intricate zip and buckle closures.
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.
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.