In the list of Supreme collaborations we have a few of them that are very particular and quite unexpected, one of those is the collaboration with french designer Jean Paul Gaultier for Supreme SS19 collection.
Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the most famous modern designers, he got his start with his eponymous in 1976, he quickly garnered attention thanks to his extravagant and avant-garde designs, often influenced by subcultures and aesthetic like punk, bdsm, his style of mixing provocative imagery with his unique designs is what got him the title of “Fashion’s Bad Boy”.
Knowing all these information we can see that Supreme collaborating with Jean Paul Gaultier is quite coherent for the NY brand, in fact they have always collaborated with creatives that represented subcultures and with figures that are witnesses of the changes happened in the last 20/30 years in culture and in the fashion system and JPG is definitely one of those, with him bringing subcultures on the runway and revolutionizing the fashion world, together with other designers like Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and many others.
By the pieces that Supreme decided to collaborate on is also clear that they thought this collaboration as coherent, a part from the classic t-shirts ecc... the most creative and interesting pieces in this collab are the pin stripe cargo suit, characterized by cargo vest and cargo pants, that is clealry inspired by the punk aesthetic, a fantastic leather holster, that gives a nod the BDSM style, and the “Fuck Racism” trucker jacket and jeans, this two pieces are inspired by many garments proposed by Jean Paul Gaultier for his brand’s collection in 1997 and featured similar monochromatic graphics, with the main difference being the writing, “Fuck Racism” on the Supreme pieces while we have “Fight Racism” on the JPG pieces.
What do you think of these collab? Are you a fan of archive Jean Paul Gaultier?