Hypebeast meets high fashion in this highly-suspected brand collab. According to allegedly leaked photos online, Louis Vuitton could be teaming up with streetwear cult favorite, Supreme.
The rumours stem from a photo taken by Kim Jones, the men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton, who posted an image of a Supreme sticker atop the French brand’s staple leather print, hinting that the two could join forces. He promptly deleted the photo from his Instagram, which makes the post even more suspicious.
Photos of a sweatshirt with embossed Supreme and Vuitton logos also made its way to the internet. The image was reportedly taken by a model at a Vuitton casting, according to a Supreme fan account.
This might not be the first time you’ve seen Vuitton and Supreme emblems side by side. Back in 2000, Supreme released a range of skateboards and other products featuring the LV print without the French brand’s permission (as seen in the topmost photo). A lawsuit ensued and as a result, the streetwear brand had to recall all the unsanctioned items within two weeks.
Seventeen years later, it seems the brands have reconciled, and they couldn’t have done so at a better time. As streetwear and skate brands continue to reign in the street style scene (looking at you, Thrasher), we can already tell this collab will be quick to sell out—if it ever releases.
A Supreme tee spotted outside the Louis Vuitton men’s Spring 2017 presentation.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US