WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY 

Supreme, as I’m sure many of you know, has dominated the streetwear fashion scene for a while, with the cult following increasing dramatically in the last couple of years. However one of the originals in the Supreme game Ross Wilson has opened his vault to the public boasting 1,000 plus garments and accessories, with 841 pieces available for the public to buy at Online retailer The Idle Man.

Ross was first introduced to the brand in 1994 on a trip to New York, where he was cruising around looking for a skate store when he happened to stumble upon Supreme, this was where the unintentional collection began, becoming one of the greatest Supreme wardrobes ever. The collection spans back to 1994 and contains everything from; Box Logo’s, Skateboards through to The North face Collaborations and friends and family items, showcasing a timeline since the birth of Supreme in clothing.

 

The Idle Man retail store in Leather Lane, London will open to the public on the 2nd and 3rd of February, presenting the exhibition to the public containing some of Ross’s favourite items from previous years and will allow newcomers to the streetwear world to experience the heritage of the brand. We were lucky enough to get a preview and one on one interview with Ross and here what he had today!

Who’s your inspiration in fashion?

‘I don’t necessarily have a celebrity influencer, I get inspired by the places I go to and the things I do. I’ve skated since I was a kid and it always been about freedom of expression in dressing and skating.

I’ve been a club DJ for a long time and I feel if you’re open-minded when it comes to music then your open-minded in fashion.’

Describe your personal style in three words?

‘Understated, Open minded’

Thoughts on the youth culture of Supreme?

Good on them, I say. If they’re passionate and believe in it goes for it. One of the reasons Supreme resonated with me was because everyone wearing it was in to what I was. If Supreme puts an older celeb on t-shirts, these kids are that enthusiastic about the brand they will research into them and this opens there eyes and they’ll begin to listen to their music, which is really cool in my opinion.

Your favourite Supreme item ever?

‘I’m actually wearing it now, funnily enough, The Hanes tee as its something which can be thrown on every day and the cut for me is just perfect’

Do you collect anything other than Supreme or Plan on?

‘I never actually planned on collecting Supreme it was just something I liked and stuck with and over time got a lot of it. I like other things such as skateboards, trainers and records, however, the aim of a collection is to get everything and that isn’t my aim.

What are your thoughts on the term Hypebeast?

I mean good for the brand hype beast, but I feel it’s now a derogatory term, it’s thrown around far too easily, yes some people do give into hype, but I saw someone comment on one of my posts saying ‘look at this hypebeast’ and they clearly just don’t understand the meaning.

Would you still buy Supreme in the future?

Yes, I love the brand, for me its up there with one of the greatest men’s wear brands ever with Ralph Lauren, A.P.C, I don’t care who wears it if they make interesting and creative products I’ll wear it.

Shop the collection at http://www.theidleman.com/supreme

by Keanu Adorable


Rumours of a collaboration between French label Louis Vuitton and New York brand Supreme have been circling the internet for the past weeks which have sent various sects of social media into a frenzy, and now these rumours have been confirmed when models donned out pieces and accessories during at the LV Autumn/Winter 2017 show this Paris Fashion Week.

Under the creative direction of British Designer Kim Jones – who took the helm of Louis Vuitton’s men’s division in 2011 – and with the cooperation of New York-based cult skatewear brand, Supreme and founder James Jebbia, Louis Vuitton presented a lineup of Autumnal looks that incorporated Supreme’s bold red and white box logo branding. “You can’t have the conversation of New York men’s wear without Supreme right now, because it’s such a massive global phenomenon,” said Jones in a pre-show interview with WWD.

The two labels have had an interesting history with Louis Vuitton filing a lawsuit against Supreme in 2000 after they created a mock skate deck wrapped in LV’s traditional insignia. Seventeen years later, how times have changed, and given the history of these brands and the cultural relevance of both of their logos, this could be noted as the most hyped-upt collaboration of the century so far. In fact, Jones has some personal history with the brand. “I used to work when I was at college unpacking boxes of Supreme at a company in London that distributed it when it was just starting out, so it’s something I’ve known all along in my life.” 

A homage to New York’s history as a thriving hotspot of creativity, the collection is smart-but-cool vibes, with loose cuts, relaxed garments and luxe fabrics. Look past the barrage of box logos and you’ll find easy-fit tailoring, some nods to workwear and some really sick silk pieces decorated with Art Deco motifs.

Unlike prior Supreme collaborations, this one will not be available at Supreme’s brick-and-mortar stores or online. The collection will be sold exclusively through Louis Vuitton stores later this year. Jones said the line designed with Supreme would go on sale at select Vuitton stores on July 17, but would probably also as pop-up stores are likely to be opened “in areas where both of them are popular,” according to Jones. Check out highlights from the Paris show below & start saving for July.

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view the runway and collection at: louisvuitton.com

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 20.20.02Back in 1994 Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. At its core was the gang of rebellious young New York skaters and artists who became the store’s staff, crew and customers.

Supreme grew to be the embodiment of the downtown culture, playing an integral part in its constant regeneration. Skaters, punks, hip-hop heads – the young counter culture at large – all gravitated towards Supreme.While it grew into a downtown institution, Supreme established itself as a brand known for its quality, style and authenticity.

Over its twenty years history, Supreme has worked with some of our generation’s most groundbreaking designers, artists, photographers and musicians – all who have helped continue to define its unique identity and attitude.

This season, Supreme adds to its illustrious roster the unique and highly creative Italian casual wear brand Stone Island. The pieces the brands have collaborated on are the Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket, an updated version of a Stone Island archive piece of ‘988, carrying the signature removable eye mask on the stow away hood. It is made in the iconic Stone Island Raso Gommato, a garment dyed, wind and water-resistant cotton satin bonded to a polyurethane coating, featuring a removable garment dyed down liner. Also within the range are a hooded sweatshirt, crewneck sweatshirt and sweatpant feature a garment dyed cotton fleece carrying the Supreme print.

All items have been made by Stone Island for Supreme and the camp cap is made by Supreme in Raso Gommato, keeping it in the family, so to say.

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