For the past week or so rumours have been floating around within the hypebeast community about an alleged Supreme x Dolce & Gabbana collaboration.
A few days ago on Instagram, Stefano Gabbana himself, reposted a post about the collaboration via. @boxlogosupreme, which is an account for exclusive Supreme news and leaks. The account posted a mysterious edited image of both the Supreme & D&G logo followed by a caption which read, “Just signed off earlier this week, Supreme will be collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. Expect a nice collection with multiple pieces priced at the normal high-end range.”
While both brands remain silent, Instagram streetwear news accounts continue circulating the images and their opinions on the yet to be confirmed, unofficial collaboration. Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana’s Stefano Gabbana has thrown out a few more puzzling posts related to the collaboration, one which included himself and Domenico Dolce with the Supreme logo as the background image and left three heart emoticons as the caption. Whether he is hinting at an actual collaboration or an attempt at bringing Dolce & Gabbana back out freshly to take the lead again, he is certainly utilizing his online presence successfully since his posts intensified the buzz and sparked more talk, leaving both Supreme and Dolce & Gabbana followers slightly perplexed.
Recently luxury brands have not only been dashing bits of streetwear into their collections, but there have also been past collaborations between luxury and streetwear brands. Supreme’s James Jebbia, previously joined forces with Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones, and produced an exceptional streetwear collection, which was insanely hyped. The collection included hoodies, belts and even travel luggages which first appeared at Louis Vuitton’s Autumn 2017 men’s show in Paris. Not only Louis Vuitton but Burberry’s former Chief Creative designer, Christopher Bailey, had also worked together with Gosha Rubchinskiy producing an immaculate capsule collection which redefined the stereotypes linked with Chav fashion. If this is, in fact, the brand’s next move then we’ll just have to wait and see what they have to offer.