Supreme has released collaborations with musicians, artists and clothing companies over the years. This year, Supreme will celebrate their 25th anniversary, so we take a look at the top 5 collaborations.
Supreme has a chequered past with Louis Vuitton; in 2000, Supreme release a line of skate decks, t-shirts and beanies covered with the Louis Vuitton monogram print, but a cease and desist letter from the luxury French label soon put a stop to their circulation. 17 years later, on June 30th, Supreme X Louis Vuitton released their first official collaboration.
Despite the high price tag you would expect with the combination of the luxury and streetwear labels, items sold out instantly. The most popular items included the box logo t-shirt, the red box logo hooded sweatshirt and accessories including bags and wallets.
The highest priced item? The storage trunk retailing at $68,500.
The North Face
The North Face will be going into their 12th year collaborating with Supreme, with their first release being in the Fall/Winter (F/W) season of 2007. Many of their items, particularly the nuptse jackets, are coveted pieces.
One of the earliest jackets released in the collection, from Spring/Summer (S/S) 2018, are the ‘Day’ and ‘Night’ versions of the Summit jackets. Separately they can go for several thousand each and together, especially in excellent condition, they can fetch around $10,000.
Some of the other most sought-after Supreme X The North Face collaborations are: The ‘Duck Camo’ Expedition Pullover from S/S 2010; Leopard Print Nuptse from F/W 2011 in green, gold and grey; Rabbit Fur pattern Nuptse from F/W 2013; Expedition Coaches ‘Maps’ jacket from S/S 2014 and the ‘By Any Means Necessary’ Nuptse from F/W 2015.
Supreme’s first sneaker collaboration with Nike arrived in 2002 with the iconic ‘elephant print’ on a pair of Nike SB Dunk Low Pro. Opening up Supreme to a new demographic of sneakerheads, the online store did not open until 2006, so these were strictly in-store only.
The first pair of Nike AF1’s were not released until 2012. Symbolic with New York, the AF1’s were simple and clean and came in black, olive and camo. The Versace-esque graphic on the 2014 release of the Nike Air Foamposite One in black or red caused mayhem in New York City; Supreme were forced to cancel their in-store release.
One of the more ‘marmite’ sneakers was the Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme, dubbed ‘Suptempos’ which released in three colourways in 2017.
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT
2019 will be the sixth year that COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and Supreme have collaborated (they were absent from the 2016 releases). Their first capsule in 2012 included the popular polka-dot hoodies with mirrored box logos in black, navy and grey – an item that is still sought-after today.
Coming back with a bang in 2017, reverse box logo tees complete with COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT scrawled over the iconic logo made an appearance in the Spring/Summer collection. A recurring eyeball print also seemed popular, especially on a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s.
The most recent collaboration, in September 2018, saw the release of split box logo t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts, as well as severing the Nike ‘Swoosh’ on another pair on Nike AF1’s. One of the most popular items released for this collection was the tan sweater, similar to one worn by Kanye West.
From their first collaboration in the Fall/Winter of 2014, Italian sportswear label Stone Island has become a firm favourite with Supreme fans. One of the most popular releases was that from Spring/Summer 2015 for the navy and red colourways of the Nylon Metal 5C Anorak, retailing at $598 but still reselling now for almost three times their retail.
Stone Island are well known for pushing the boundaries with regards to both the aesthetics and functionality of their clothing and specialise in the surface treatment of fabrics. In the Spring/Summer of 2016, Supreme and Stone Island collaborated on the technical, yet aesthetically-pleasing water resistant heat reactive Trench Coat, available in black/yellow and navy/lilac colourways.