New York-based Supreme has announced plans for a collaboration with
underground Japanese artist Norihiro Sekitani that will launch as part of this week’s spring ’19 drop.
Offerings include a coach’s jacket, work shirt, long-sleeve top, short-sleeve top, joggers, three different t-shirts and a skateboard deck.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Sekitani’s colorful collages are a distorted examination of elements of the human body. Sekintani’s work is grotesque, yet psychedelic. In a press release commenting on his subject matter, Sekintani is quoted as saying, “I use pictures of bowels because they have such beautiful colors. My artwork doesn’t mean anything more than how it looks.”
Sekintani is especially popular in Europe, where the artist has been exhibiting as part of an underground art scene for nearly 20 years. While Supreme is known for working with big name brands and artists, this is an instance where the brand is amplifying the name of a creative who has a lower profile. That said, the in-your-face, quasi-grotesque nature of Sekintani’s work is right up Supreme’s alley.
Supreme’s collaborative collection with Sekitani will launch on May 2nd in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New, York London and Paris stores at 11:00 AM local time. The collection will drop in Japanese stores on May 4th.
Check out the items in the drop plus lookbook images below.