Cutting up and reworking original Supreme pieces has long been a controversial practice, to say the least. For its latest collection, Frankie Collective has done just that, deconstructing various Supreme garments including boxers, an arc logo top, and Supreme x Independent wares.
The pieces, which were shot by Nick Joseph and modeled by Nicci, can be viewed above as Frankie Collective takes what will most likely be a highly controversial collection to the streets.
In an interview with Highsnobiety, Sara Gourlay, the creative director of Frankie Collective, says the idea behind reworking the clothing is to breathe new life into them. “Another aspect to reworking is utilizing a garment to keep clothing out of the landfill,” she says. “For example, a pair of XXL men’s track pants with holes in the knees can be turned into a women’s high-waisted skirt.”
While it’s doubtful whether Supreme pieces will ever end up in a landfill, Gourlay and Frankie Collective have definitely put a unique spin on how the brand can be worn.
The entire collection, which includes pieces made using actual Supreme shopping bags (slides #3 and #6), is available to shop now via the link below.
Next, check out this surprisingly wearable Doritos streetwear collection here.
- Photographer: Nick Joseph
- All Images Courtesy of: Frankie Collective