Supreme is a collaborative powerhouse. What’s next on its list? A collection with the Japanese clothing and toy brand, Bounty Hunter.
Founded in 1995 by Hikaru Iwanaga, Bounty Hunter is about as cult as it gets. Thus, it’s perfectly fitting for Supreme and its penchant for tapping the underground zeitgeist of fashion and culture. Speaking on his brand and influences with Supreme, Iwanaga said, “I feel that because my mother worked in this American world [referencing post-WWII Japan], there was an Americanised aspect to the way she raised me.”
This upbringing played a considerable part in the foundations of Bounty Hunter, and much of Iwanaga’s work. Notably, he co-founded the punk cover band Tokyo Sex Pistols with UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi (bet you didn’t know that one!).
Now, the influences of Americana, punk, toys, and more find themselves at the epicentre of Supreme x Bounty Hunter. It brings a varsity jacket, bomber jacket, sweaters, long-sleeves, jerseys, thermals, hoodies, sweaters, jeans, two T-shirts, a five-panel cap, beanies, backpacks. There’s also accessories like rings and a SKULL-KUN figurine.
The collaboration is the perfect blend of the two brands. On the varsity, we find “Bounty Hunter” in gothic lettering alongside “Supreme New York” emblazoned on a skull patch. This punk influence is the same design detail that’s applied to the bomber and camouflaged sweater, and some tees.
Jeans opt for a typical Supreme skater fit and utilise the high waist band to display the Bounty Hunter logo. The backpack, on the other hand, relies on the iconography of SKULL-KUN.
Supreme x Bounty Hunter will drop on September 28 at Supreme stores worldwide, as well as on its website. It will come to Japan and Seoul two days later, on September 30.
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