Next up for streetwear stalwart, Supreme, is a commemorative capsule honoring the late, great Leigh Bowery. For those unfamiliar with his eccentric catalog, Bowery was one of the most prominent performance artists in London throughout the ‘80s, and is revered for pushing the boundaries of art beyond where most others are willing to go. Throughout his illustrious career, the quirky creative unleashed a barrage of spectacles that both entertained and astonished any and all who dared enter his creative domain.
In 1993, for instance, Bowery famously “gave birth” to his assistant and wife, both of whom oozed out from under his dress drenched in slime. The artist tragically passed a year later from AIDS-related complications, leaving behind a legacy that will surely go down in the records books.
As for the collection itself, Supreme thought to outsource the artwork to those who shared a passion for design in the same way its muse did. Comprised of hoodies, T-shirts and a long-sleeve button-down, the offering makes use of Bowery-centric artwork through the lenses of noted artists, Jim Krewson, Fergus Greer, and Michael Costiff. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Visual AIDS–a New York City-based arts organization that assists artists living with HIV/AIDS.