In April 1994, Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. Challenging the dominance of the established Wes Coast skater scene and the new conservatism of 1990s New York, Supreme defined the aesthetic of an era of rebellious cool that reached from skaters to fashionistas and hip hop heads.
Over the last sixteen years, the brand has stayed true to its roots while collaborating with some of the most groundbreaking artists and designers of its generation, and with stores in Los Angeles and Japan has become an international icon of independent counter-cultural style.
Including collaborations with Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, and Futura 2000 among many others, this richly illustrated book is a survey of sixteen years of contemporary street fashion and culture reflected in the pioneering work of one of New York's most influential independent labels.
Written by James Jebbia, Contribution by KAWS, Introduction by Glenn O'Brien and Aaron Bondaroff
- Pub Date: April 27, 2010
- Format: Hardcover - 304 Pages
- Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 8-3/4 x 11-1/4
"This is a definite cop for one of my bookcases – better yet, my glass coffee table in the living room!" ~Premium+ Magazine
"Supreme's first monograph, published by Rizzoli, is a notably polished effort: an elegantly packaged, 304 page visual history of the brand in all its dirty, sweaty, sexually explicit glory." ~New York Times