Supreme’s latest collaboration combines Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s monochrome graphics with their relaxed signature silhouettes launching a capsule collection of apparel covered in history.
M.C. Escher’s eccentric artwork was highly recognized by mathematicians and scientists back in his peak, but still screams relevance today as it has been featured on album cover’s and jigsaw puzzles. The subjects he focuses on have a slightly trippy aesthetic as he looks at impossible object optical illusions and is inspired by the crypticness of mathematics.
One of Escher’s key graphics that is heavily featured in this collaboration is the hyper realistic drawing ‘Eye’, looking a little closer at this piece a faint reflection of a skull can be seen, revealing a dark meaning that death is always watching and in the end is destined to be everyone’s fate. The small details and hidden ideas like this is why M.C. Escher makes the perfect artist for urban brand Supreme to team up with this summer.
In keeping with Supreme’s street wear inspired silhouettes the collection is made up of a trench coat, long and short sleeve tees, a baseball shirt, hoodie, cap and shorts.
The monochrome trench is the strongest piece of this capsule collection with the back covered in a variety of the artworks head to toe and the more minimal front featuring a straight point collar. Its boxy silhouette fits well with the grid like placed sketches and its lightweight fibres make it a core staple for summer.
The collections basic shapes are made up of mostly soft jersey and cotton fabrics giving the collaboration a relaxed feel especially with the oversized styling. All these items have Escher’s iconic artwork scattered across using experimental placement techniques running down the sleeves, sitting on hoods or carefully placed on pockets.
A feminine summer inspired colour pallet is also present made up of pink and blue pastel hues alongside some monochrome based pieces. These faded shades are a fresh look compared to Supreme’s usual bold primary colour palette.
The collaborative collection is available to buy now in-store and online.