The critically acclaimed Japanese designer Jun Takahashi has been selected as the next guest of honor at Pitti Immagine Uomo in June. Takahashi, a perennial highlight at Paris Fashion Week, is better known for his poetic approach to Japanese street-punk style for the label Undercover and will unveil the cult brand’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection at Pitti. This is the first time Undercover will be shown in Italy. Previous guest designers for the influential bi-annual menswear showcase in Florence have included other young stars in the making such as Adam Kimmel and Kris Van Assche. The next edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo runs from Jun. 16-19, 2009.

—Tim Yap