[UPDATE] January 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. EST — A price list has now surfaced, along with a rumored release date and further information on box logo stock. Scroll to the end to read it.
[UPDATE] January 19, 2017 4:00 p.m. EST — We've added a closer look at the products in our gallery above.
[UPDATE] January 19, 2017 8:30 a.m. EST — Highsnobiety's Digital Fashion Editor, Alec Leach, is reporting live from the show and has shared images of Louis Vuitton's press release which explains the collaboration in detail. Keep scrolling to read it along with further image leaks and a brief product list.
On January 4, you may recall the streetwear and high fashion communities collectively losing their minds when news was confirmed of a long-rumored collaboration between Supreme x Louis Vuitton. Today, we can take a first official look at the collection.
LV will unveil the collaboration at its men’s fall runway show in Paris later today, but this being the 21st century, leaked images are already circulating online. Bandanas, gloves, belts, and an extensive bag and purse range make up just some of the accessories, while we can also make out some dope loafers and, obviously, a baseball bat. Most items are adorned with both the box logo and LV's iconic monogram pattern.
Check out some photos below. And yes, that is VLONE founder A$AP Bari stuntin' in the second photo.
In an interview with WWD, Louis Vuitton's men's artistic director Kim Jones spoke of the partnership, “You can’t have the conversation of New York men’s wear without Supreme right now, because it’s such a massive global phenomenon,” said Jones. “I used to work when I was at college unpacking boxes of Supreme at a company in London that distributed it when it was just starting out, so it’s something I’ve known all along in my life. I just feel that the strength of their graphic versus the strength of the Louis Vuitton graphic, and that kind of Pop Art feeling — it works together perfectly."
Following that, our man on the ground, Alec Leach, managed to get his hands on the official Louis Vuitton press release while attending the show. Describing the partnership “as a comprehensive, exhaustive voyage, through every stylistic facet that comprises New York," the document goes on to cite names including Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol as inspiration behind the range. "No New York City men's conversation is complete without Supreme," asserts Jones. Read the guide below.
And as promised, further leaks have emerged as the day has progressed. Here's some of the best, featuring Travis Scott in a red monogram bogo and a decadent iPhone case.
An early products list has also emerged. Items include:
Red epi zippy wallet Black epi bum bag Tan leather cowhide charm on silver wallet chain Black epi wallet Black epi card holder Brown monogram hankerchief Red epi trousse toilette Red epi backpack Gold bottle opener on silver bead keychain Red epi bum bag Red epi danube messenger bag Indigo washed momogram barn jacket Red and white handkerchief Indigo washed monogram jeans jacket Monogram silver and red badges Silver bottle opener on silver wallet chain Red epi charm Gold dice holder on silver wallet chain Khaki camo denim jacket Khaki camo carpenter pants Khaki camo keepall and bum bag Brown wool scarf Monogram penknife on silver wallet chain
Following that, a price list has now surfaced, and as everyone expected, the collection comes at a premium. Expect to pay over $200 for the Bandana alone. It's also worth noting that the bogo is being advertised as exclusive to Supreme stores. Here are the fees:
And if you're not put off by those prices, then you can possibly cop on July 17.
We'll be dropping further images of the collection and news as it emerges throughout the day. Meanwhile, here's a look at Y/Project's absurd fashion week show.