Louis Vuitton x SUPREME
“Draped in Saint Laurent & Supreme, the amount of money that I spend on what I want is obscene”
Since 1994 Supreme has been consistently releasing quality goods; skate decks, skate accessories, hoodies, sneakers, backpacks, coats and other items. Known primarily a skate shop who collaborates with Nike, vans, The North Face, Commes Des Garcons, Playboy and many other brands, in the streetwear fashion world Supreme is the high end luxury brand. Up until now Supreme could only be paired with high end designers in a nice lay like G-Eazy states above.
But not anymore…
The “Louis Vuitton x Supreme” Capsule Collection just showed at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. I understand the hype around Supreme, but this collaboration solidifies that streetwear can be on the same level as high end. We have seen streetwear’s influence on the runway the past 8–10 years from designers like Ricardo Tisci, Hedi Slimane, Alexander McQueen and Rick Owens with high fashion-streetwear inspired designs.
The collaboration is accessory heavy considering that’s the strength of Louis Vuitton; pieces include backpacks, folios, bandanas, LV keep-all’s and the signature LV trunks with the Supreme logo crashing the party. The pieces are what you would expect from a collaboration including Supreme. Heavy logo-laced goods and superb craftsmanship are staples from both brands. Simplicity is the key to Supreme’s success, so even though its logo is famous, it’s not overbearing to the LV logo. The accessories are really good (and really bad); the Keep-All is my favorite, with a huge Supreme logo emblazoned on a finely crafted Louis Vuitton bag.
Probably the most important collaboration in fashion history. The line between streetwear and high end fashion was erased. The clothing didn’t blow me away; it will be interesting, though, because a lot of it isn’t the look of the traditional supreme customer/fan boy, with the oversized pieces; blazers jackets and trousers. Even the denim jackets are oversized. The sneakers, key chains, bandanas, scarves, box logo tee, 5 panel, duffle and backpack will probably be the pieces seen most in the streets. Most of them are very good. The shades are not poppin’ at all. The ‘hypebeasting’ will be in another stratosphere. Because of the magnitude and how hard it is to believe this collaboration happened, most of it looks fake. It’s gonna be interesting once these pieces hit the streets. The Supreme Resellers are gonna have a field day with this collection.
I have seen reviews where people expected a more refined collection, but with two brands that are most known for their logos I’m not sure what was really expected.