Louis Vuitton x Supreme Is Here to Tantalize a Hypebeast in Your Life
January 23, 2017 - fall Denim
The much-buzzed-about matrimony of Louis Vuitton and Supreme is finally here, and a menswear village is here for it. GQ has already called their linkup, that debuted as partial of a LV men’s uncover in Paris today, “the conform partnership of a century.”
The house’s menswear engineer Kim Jones has been a longtime supporter of Supreme and told WWD that he spent his college years unloading Supreme boxes for a London distributor. The pieces he worked on with engineer James Jebbia were churned seamlessly with a rest of a lineup — a dual-logo denim shirt, a bright-red cross-body bag, and a fire-engine-hued duffel and trek were some of a standout pieces. (And yes, there’s even a movement rug enclosed as partial of a collaboration.) The line will go on sale Jul 17.
The irony here is, of course, that Louis Vuitton has not always had such a flushed story with Supreme. In 2000, a French residence sent a streetwear code a cease-and-desist minute after it constructed a collection riffing on a logo. But in a epoch of GucciGhost and Alexander Wang’s “black market” collab with Adidas, oppulance houses are embracing a same outsiders they once battled. “It’s only forward-thinking,” Jones told WWD. “Actually, we consider it’s a complicated thing to do.”