Introducing the Supreme x BLESS Fall 2023 Collaboration: A Fusion of Streetwear and Experimental Design
In a highly anticipated collaboration, Supreme has joined forces with BLESS, the renowned Berlin and Paris-based interdisciplinary design studio, for an exclusive Fall 2023 range. BLESS, founded by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag in 1995, has gained recognition for its innovative and experimental approach to creating clothing, accessories, furniture, and everyday objects. With a focus on sustainability and unconventional craftsmanship, BLESS incorporates recycled textiles and materials into their designs, resulting in functional and thought-provoking pieces.
The story of BLESS began when Heiss and Kaag, both design students in Paris, placed an ad in i-D magazine, even before fully conceptualizing the brand. The ad featured a wig that caught the attention of Sarah Andelman of Colette and Maison Margiela PR, leading to the creation of BLESS’ first product, the iconic “N°00 fur wig.” Crafted from vintage fur coats, this accessory made its debut on Maison Margiela’s Fall/Winter 1997 runway, marking the beginning of BLESS’ journey.
Since its inception, BLESS has released over 70 collections, each pushing the boundaries of progressive fashion and design. Notable creations include “BLESS N°06,” a package that provides all the materials needed to create a shoe, and “BLESS N°57,” a T-shirt made from cardboard-like fabric. The brand’s philosophy, as expressed in their 1996 manifesto, emphasizes interactivity, individuality, and the pursuit of ideal and artistic values through their products.
For the Fall 2023 season, Supreme and BLESS have collaborated closely to create a comprehensive collection. This exclusive range features a Down Puffer Jacket, Sweatpant Jean, Crewneck, T-Shirt, Skateboard, and mophie® Charging Cable. Notably, BLESS will also be developing a new line of products using these materials, which will be unveiled in the near future.
Fashion enthusiasts worldwide can mark their calendars for the global release of the Supreme x BLESS Fall 2023 collaboration. The collection will be available on November 9 at 11 a.m. EDT in the United States and on November 11 at 11 a.m. JST in Japan and Seoul.
In addition to this exciting collaboration, fashion aficionados can look forward to an expansive exclusive capsule collection by Tom Ford, showcasing his signature contemporary style and impeccable craftsmanship. Stay tuned for more details on this highly anticipated release.