Undercover’s Jun Takahashi has allowed himself and his collections to be haunted by many things, but the one thing he always avoided was his own past. For fall 2020, Takahashi took a swan dive into his Japanese heritage through the lens of Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film, Throne of Blood. The movie is a retelling of Macbeth set in feudal Japan. Takahashi first referenced the movie with a spectacular performance of its central themes via the male perspective for his fall 2020 menswear show. For his womenswear collection, which his attendants showed much more sedately in a Marais showroom, Takahashi took the Lady Macbeth character as a muse. The first dresses of the collection summed up the theme nicely: strict Renaissance shapes, all hips and panniers and underpinnings, but printed with roses and razor blades.