The internet’s streetwear heads are busy whispering about another Supreme x CDG collaboration. Though the rumors have only just begun to resurface, streetwear aficionado MRBLD was actually the first to take to Twitter and issue his own forecast of what Supreme’s latest collaboration with the iconic Japanese brand might detail, all the way back in September 2016.
In the neat infographic above, MRBLD suggested the next Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT drop would take its aesthetic cues from COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT’s 2010 spring/summer campaign.
The campaign imagery featured the handiwork of conceptual artist Stephen J Shanabrook, who lent his “Paper Surgery” series for use in the campaign, where the faces of beautiful models are deformed into unrecognizable representations of standard beauty ideals.
As you can see in the mock-up above, MRBLD proposed the next collaboration could feature a crumpled Supreme box logo, in homage to CDG’s bygone visuals.
More often that not, streetwear’s stabs at fortune telling is nothing more than educated guesses, but yesterday a Reddit thread featuring a “leaked” image (pictured above) from Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT started doing the rounds.
While Supreme is unlikely to comment on the image’s authenticity, if we are to go ahead and believe this is really is a sneaky snap from inside the brand’s gilded doors, then perhaps MRBLD’s “Supreme divination” is true?
If you inspect the image closely, you can clearly see the Supreme box logo in all its crimped and creased glory, lending some truth to these unsubstantiated claims. If we briefly examine the trajectory of Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT so far, where the last collaboration from Fall/Winter 2015 referenced CDG’s iconic use of plaid (a quintessential motif within CDG’s sartorial legacy), then mining the Japanese brand’s distinctive campaign imagery for inspo is a logical next move, no?
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