This week, headlines left and right have reported on Louis Vuitton’s rumoured collaboration with high street wear label Supreme coming to life. Seen on Louis Vuitton’s FW17 menswear show was a slew of exclusive collectibles, which we are certain will sell out next season. (Hypebeasts, are you ready?)
But while much is known about Louis Vuitton, unless you’re a true blue arbiter of high street couture, you’re unlikely to know much about Supreme. Here, we uncover five fascinating facts about the latest streetwear brand to storm the halls of high fashion.
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1) To label it correctly, Supreme is a skate/streetwear brand hailing from New York City, founded and established by James Jebbia on April 1994.
2) Supreme has come up with tons of collectibles ranging from stickers to fire extinguishers. You might find this similar to French fashion house Chanel, who has numerous zany knick knacks under its belt too. Reason being, Jebbia is heavily influenced by Karl Lagerfeld‘s creative eye in bringing interesting paraphernalia to the world of fashion.
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3) American painter and photographer, Richard Prince, once collaborated with Marc Jacobs when the designer was at the helm of Louis Vuitton, sending the luxury brand’s infamous watercolour collection down the runway of spring/summer 2008. But did you know that Prince designed two iconic skate decks for Supreme before his foray into fashion?
4) Kermit the frog is the cutest celebrity to be the face of the brand.
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5) It was 2009 when Supreme finally released its official in-house look book.
By Syed Zulfadhli