Collaboration: Brenda’s Business with Jun Takahashi


Collaboration: Brenda’s Business with Jun Takahashi

Jun Takahashi started painting about eight, nine, or ten years ago, primarily using oil paint. He often paints in his bedroom at home, where the smell of oil fills the air. When he paints in his countryside studio, the scent is a bit less overpowering due to the wind. In Tokyo, where his house is smaller, the smell of oil mixed with dog pee is more noticeable. Despite the strong odors, Takahashi finds inspiration in his surroundings.

Takahashi’s life is filled with a variety of interests, from his brand to his family and children, art to city life, movies to music, and running. Unlike many creatives who are hyper-focused on one thing, Takahashi’s life is balanced with a mix of activities and influences. His children also bring new perspectives and interests into his life, such as his son’s love of K-pop and his daughter’s passion for makeup.

As the godfather of streetwear, Takahashi is often asked if he keeps up with the youth or if the youth keep up with him. While he may not have many opportunities to stay current with trends, he values staying informed about what young people are interested in. Despite the challenges of the current economy, Takahashi sees this as a time to be creative and innovative. He views creativity as his weapon and his opportunity to make a unique impact. While Undercover is not a large company, Takahashi and his team remain flexible and adaptable, navigating the ups and downs of the industry with the help of a reliable financial team. Maintaining the business can be challenging, but Takahashi sees creativity as the key to persevering in difficult times.

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