Jean Paul Gaultier and Supreme’s achingly cool capsule collection is dropping today…
Anything that Supreme touches becomes an instant hit. The New York-founded skateboard company has had an impressive list of high-fashion collaborators including Louis Vuitton, Thom Browne and Comme des Garçons, as well as luggage manufacturer Rimowa – each resulting in global sellouts.
Now, it seems like the American label has added French designer Jean Paul Gaultier to their growing roster.
The two have come together to release a plethora of streetwear-approved pieces including printed denim jackets and pants, a faux fur coat with Gaultier signature print lining and a bomber jacket with integrated backpack (how cool?!). Also, there will be a three-piece suit available, in addition to floral hoodies, sweatpants, tees, accessories and a new co-branded edition of Gaultier’s Le Male fragrance in its iconic torso-shaped bottle.
Supreme have actually revisited Jean Paul Gaultier’s ready-to-wear collections from the ’90s for the exclusive partnership. Also, this marks the first time you’ll be able to get your hands on the designer’s ready-to-wear pieces since he closed that line in 2015 to focus solely on couture.
“I have been including elements of sportswear in my collections from the very beginning. It has been one of my codes and my obsessions,” explains Jean Paul Gaultier. “With Supreme, this inspiration will find its way to a new generation.”
The ’90s actually marked a pivotal year in Jean Paul Gaultier’s career. During Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour in 1990, the legendary artist wore Gaultier’s costumes onstage including that conical bra corset. So, continuing their relationship, the French fashion designer tapped Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon to front the new collection with Supreme (pictured above).
The Jean Paul Gaultier X Supreme collection is now available at Supreme stores across the globe and online at supremenewyork.com.
Now, find out which UAE city will display the Olivia Palermo x Karl Lagerfeld capsule collection first.
- Words by Meeran Mekkaoui