One of the campaign shots for the Undercover Uniqlo collection.
His first Parisian runway collection in 2002 took a new view on deconstruction - t-shirts and jackets were slashed, patched, layered and emblazoned with graphics. This all lead to a strong following for antiestablishment image amongst the young.
His way of styling the pieces together looks coherently cool. Looking at his AW2012 collection reminds me quite of Marni at H&M, roughly at least - layering, colour-blocking, patterns and a mixture of fabrics all prevail in both collections...
But both collections are so different, of course, and after seeing this visual feast of creative layering, tasteful colour combinations and fabric manipulation I might safely say that I am officially hooked to Takahashi's collections. I am very keen to see much more from this designer. Another Japanese designer to keep an eye on, if you haven't already.