Supreme has released images of all the items included in the collection. As predicted, it’s a very big drop and includes the usual clothing stories as well as a 14K gold medallion and a leather pouch and a rug by Gallery1950.
For the most part the artwork is pulled from Public Enemy graphics associated with its famed Fear of a Black Planet album, but one graphic featuring a woman with a target over her face is a hybrid of Undercover and Public Enemy art.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.
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Rumored for quite some time, Supreme today confirmed plans for a capsule made in collaboration with New York rap group Public Enemy and Japanese streetwear label Undercover.
In a video posted by Supreme, PE leader Chuck D discussed the era that shaped the group. “The climate of the 1980s was r&b, which was Reagan and Bush,” expalins Chuck. “You know the dream that America would return back to the good ole days, which weren’t good for everyone.”
Chuck goes on to discuss Fear of a Black Planet, the name of the group’s 1990 album, which underpins many of the graphics used in the collaboration.
According to @dropsbyjay, the capsule will be a large one and will include multiple graphic t-shirts, tracksuits, Dr. Martens shoes and a rug. In addition to t-shirts featuring the Public Enemy logo there are also ones with images of Chuck D that include the phrase “The counterattack on world supremacy,” which was printed on the bottom of the album cover.
The image of Chuck D shot in front of the Whitehouse was photographed by Chris Buck in 1990, as inspired by lyrics from “Welcome to the Terrordome.” You can find more background on the photoshoot here.
The Supreme, Public Enemy and Undercover collection will drop on March 15, 2018 at Supreme stores in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Paris at 11:00 AM local time. The online drops take place at 11:00 AM GMT in Europe and 11:00 AM EST in the United States. The collection will launch in Japan on March 17th.
Check out all the looks in the collection along with stickers and video below.