Despite streetwear not exisiting in the ’60s, prominent rock band The Velvet Underground was perhaps the closest ambassador of the gritty style. Established in 1964, the four piece band was briefly managed by pop-artist Andy Warhol and although the band was only initially active for nine years, its albums have become critically acclaimed. Lead singer Lou Reed’s lyrics explored raw themes of addiction, androgyny and desire and in-hand with experimental sounds, the group became pioneers for future rock ‘n’ roll. Paying homage to New York-based band, Supreme is set to release an inspired collection.
Coinciding with Fall 2019, Supreme New York will drop a series of silhouettes adorned with original album artwork and references from the band’s iconic discography. Seen on some of the street giant’s popular styles including oversized cuban shirts, basic t-shirts, colour block hoodies and ringer tees, the forthcoming capsule is sure to be a sellout amongst rock ‘n’ roll fanatics and Supreme collectors alike.
Slated to drop tomorrow, September 19, the collection will be available in-store in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London and Paris as well as online. As always, Japan will see a later release on September 21. Take a closer look at the pieces below.