Phaidon

Supreme By Supreme: Volume II

$80

To say Supreme has evolved in the past twenty-five years would be an understatement. From its humble beginnings as a small downtown New York skate shop to the hugely influential brand it is today, it's undeniable that the label now reaches every corner of the globe.

Known just as much for its defiance and irreverence as it is for its clothing and collaborations - Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Comme des Garçons, Nike, Louis Vuitton, to name a few - the brand has carved itself into the canon of the greats. Here we look back on the story, the creations, and the convention-defying spirit that are uniquely Supreme.

'Supreme has defined and refined what it means to be cool. Unbound by trends, there's a thumping heart at Supreme's core. The brand remains inspired by moments in time in NY. It's as simple as that - stimulated by the NY streets, for those streets, and beyond' - Jeremy Abbott, British GQ


'The street wear brand whose items have become something more like religious iconography to its many devotees' - New York Times


'Slap a Supreme logo on it, and it will fly off the shelves, literally no matter what it is' - Jonathan Sawyer, Highsnobiety


'[Founder] James [Jebbia] tapped into a secret sauce... and they've kept strong because youth propels the culture, and they are always on the side of the youth. You can't fake that' - Harmony Korine, as interviewed by Vogue

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