There are some collaborations that are just destined to be made and the new drop to come from British heritage brand Burberry and US streetwear label Supreme NYC fit like they were made for each other.

E-to-the-shays. Image: Burberry.

Maybe this is because both brands span the bridge between luxury good and cultural identifier adopted in street style, albeit two very different schools. Or streets, as the case may be. While Supreme found its place in the hip hope and skate scene of New York, Burberry belongs to boys of London. Basically, it’s the exact kind of cross-pollination that is perfect for the average Australian adlay.

Me. I’m adlay.

But more to the point, the collection brings together the iconic Burberry print with the oversized proportions of Supreme’s skate aesthetic. Featuring a shearling collar puffer, hoodie, trucker jacket, crusher hat, a skateboard and a rugby shirt (of course) among others the line-up of kit hits all the right notes of active and leisure.

Yes this is what I will be wearing to the office, to dinner, to dates. Image: Burberry.

There will also be a few Burberry boutique exclusives such as silk pyjamas and a matching sweats set.

Now, the rumours of a Burberry x Supreme collab have been swirling for a while but nothing concrete had been announced. That is, until the cat was let out of the bag ahead of schedule by one A$AP Nast who posted a shot of himself on Instagram wearing the embargoed goods.

To their credit, rather than panicking that one of most anticipated brand partnerships had been revealed nearly two weeks ahead of schedule when it was meant to appear during the Burberry runway show, both Supreme and Burberry ran with it and let the hype around the announcement run its course.

Bringing back the matching top>bottom. Image: Burberry

It’s the second big announcement to be made by Supreme after it was confirmed that Tremaine Emory would be the new Creative Director of the brand. A move that many consider to be a chance to reinvigorate the label’s credentials for a younger audience.

As far as drop dates and availability, the collection is available from today, March 10 in the US, UK and Europe, and from March 12 for all other markets – including Australia. If you’re after the already cult-hit six-panel cap and crusher hats, you may have to wait a little longer with their drop dates TBA.

 

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