Well guys, the end of the year is shaping up to be pretty freaking expensive. There's been some epic collabs over the last few months, but this one might take the cake.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT just announced their Fall 2018 collab capsule. And as if it wasn’t rad enough, Nike are making a cheeky appearance too.
Confirmed: my savings are screwed. And yours should be as well.
Bit of background info—Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT last collab’d on a collection back in SS17. By far the highlight of the collection was the crumpled box logo tee, which has since become a highly sought-after collector’s piece. Surprise, surprise.
We all know Supreme. The streetwear giant was established in 1994 in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. The last 24 years have seen the label grow crazily, with some of the best brands, designers, musicians and artists getting on board for collabs.
Founded by Rei Kawakubo in 1969, COMME des GARÇONSis a cult Japanese label that's built a global following for its dedication to raw creativity. Rei Kawakubo remains at the helm and continues to oversee all creative and business doings at the company. And trust me guys, she really knows her shit.
So, back to the collab. From the images released, the theme of this collection seems to be a sliced graphic. Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT branding has been cut down the middle for a detached look, which is featured regularly.
The collection comprises of some sick pieces: a wool-blend overcoat, custom Schott Perfecto leather jacket, a cotton sweater, two cotton shirts, pants, cotton canvas chore coat, a hooded sweatshirt, short-sleeve T-shirt, and a cheeky pair of Nike Air Force 1 low. Don’t worry we’ll discuss those in a minute.
What should you cop? Should the Supreme Gods look down upon you and you're lucky enough to get your hands on the drop, I suggest the custom Schott perfecto leather jacket. I suspect you’ll need some cash to splash for this one but it seriously delivers, featuring an all-over white text which is original artwork by Earsnot IRAK.
But let’s be honest, we all want to get our hands on that box logo hoodie.
Now, last night we also got an official look at the Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Nike Air Force 1. Settle guys. The Swoosh on this AF1 is split in half, with print COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Supreme text incorporated on the heel. The black leather upper has white accents on the Swoosh, branding, and midsole. We’re told it’ll release in November, but the date is TBC—we’ll keep you posted.
Let’s talk apparel release dates. September 13 at Supreme NY, Brooklyn, LA, London, Paris and online. And September 15 in Japan. You can buy pieces at Supreme online and in-store, as well as Dover Street Market London, New York, Ginza, Singapore, and Beijing.
Good luck guys—may the odds be ever in your favour.
Image credit: Supreme