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Caps & Hats May, 18 2009

Supreme x Malcom McLaren

Malcolm Mclaren was born in 1946 in the suburbs of London, England. In 1971, he and then partner Vivienne Westwood opened a shop inspired by the Teddy Boy movement called Let It Rock at 430 Kings Road.

In 1972, Mclaren met the New York Dolls on a trip to New York City and took on the role as their manager and designer of the band’s stagewear. He changed the name of his shop to Too Fast Too Live Too Young Too Die. But after the brand’s breakup in 1975, Mclaren turned his focus to fetish wear that paved the way for punk via his newly named shop, SEX. When he met Johnny Rotten on the street one day that year, Mclaren formed and managed The Sex Pistols, the legendary band that would be the vehicle for this new look and attitude. Shortly after the release of their first and only album “Never Mind The Bullocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” the band disbanded.

Supreme will release a small collection with Malcolm Mclaren comprised of original artwork on tees, hoodie and New Era hat. In addition, a Vans V-79 was designed for the project. The collection will be released in-store and online this coming Thursday, May 21rst.

Detailed images of the Supreme x Malcom McLaren t-shirts, hoodies, New Era caps and Vans V-79 sneakers follow after the jump.

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