In 2013, young people, skaters, they’re more open-minded. That makes me feel proud. If people’s taste and style change radically, I’m not really sure. James Jebbia built a fiercely independent, internationally obsessed-over, street-fashion cult and skating-goods empire as a purveyor of clothes you can wear, art you can ride, and sneakers you can’t find. They became some of the best 90s skateboarders out there. We have nothing to sell in April, May, June, July. And since you don’t wholesale, you can really control the experience of shopping for Supreme. Harmony Corine, the writer behind Kids, described him in this way: “his style, his swagger, his whole thing was kind of unprecedented. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. After that, it’s on the customer to decide whether they like it. The rise of skateboarding and popularity of Tony Hawk combined with Stussy's surfwear created an iconic look for the skateboarding scene, … Yes, whatever you’re into, you don’t just have to dress that way. You don’t have to be stuck in a box, whatever you’re into. [Laughs] Yes, I could say Polo. And, at the Democratic presidential debate this week, he said that the wealth disparity in America [] James Jebbia has never attempted to conform to industry standards. That means a lot. Of course. I think one of the things was—I never really, and nobody here ever really looked at it as, “This is what a skate brand must make.” We just tried to make what we thought was the coolest shit we could make. Do you feel like you have to decide if Supreme is a fashion brand, or a skate brand, or something else entirely? I started designing for Supreme in 1999, and working with James (Jebbia) and all the talented people there definitely helped to shape my approach to making things. There was an awareness of a lot of what was going on out there—being in New York, you’re very aware of that. Hickey was originally part of the original Zoo York skate team which included fellow skaters Robbie Gangemi, Jeff Pang, Harold Hunter, Chris Keeffe, Loki and Hamilton Harris. ... James Jebbia, the founder of the Supremes. So with that, you’re trying to make things that are potentially pushing things a little bit. When it comes to his post-skateboarding life, Estevez has been somewhat different to the other skaters on the Supreme skate team. For Keeffe, life post skateboarding professionally is continuously on the rise and he has essentially stuck to what he loves. He was an influence, too. That was just cool. We couldn’t call up the people and ask them to remake it, nor did we really want to. Alongside a successful business, he is a wonderful husband to a beautiful wife, Bianca Jebbia. That person was Gio Estevez. We can’t do anything but try and put out what we think is the best things possible. So we had to make our product that was as good as the brands that kids in New York were wearing: Polo, Nautica, Carhartt, Levi’s. So I can definitely say those brands were ones I felt had a consistent, cool look. “We just dressed how we did in the neighbourhood. When he first founded Supreme in 1994, he used an unconventional store layout which pushed products to the side and instead opted for a large indoor skating area. Keeffe eventually opened his own skate and shoe store called DQM in New York City in 2003 which sold skate shoes and boards. Beyond his skating with Element and the Palace Wayward Boy Choir, Lucien also went on to join Supra’s pro team and has since been given several signature shoes and appeared in several skate videos. We were certainly aware of what was going on, but I don’t think we look at something and say, “Oh yeah, we’ve got to do something like Chanel.” But I’ve got to say: Helmut Lang at that time was really important, personally. Twenty years ago, if we’d have put a fur coat out at the shop—the skaters would have stormed out. In an interview with Paper Magazine he said “I’m becoming more and more bored in La La Land every day. The original NYC crew was tight, we all looked out for each other like family.”. You’re not meant to care. James Jebbia owes his fortune to the progressive success his business has achieved over the years. But the influence was definitely the young skaters in New York. Like when we worked with Lou Reed. Because that’s one of the reasons they didn’t buy a lot of the stuff that we bought [for the store] at first. We take that into consideration. However, it had quite humble beginnings, originally starting as a skateboarding brand. After a stint in First Time Felon, Pierce turned his sights away from Hollywood. The team that was made up of Ryan Hickey, Justin Pierce, Peter Bici, Gio Estevez, Chris Keeffe and Mike Hernandes – essentially the founding members of the image that Supreme now exudes today. Most people, at that time, were used to skate brands being presented a certain way and then looking at us—well, that’s not what a skate brand’s meant to do. I know that’s what people think, but for us, it was more like, “How can we present things well, and treat it with the same respect?” You go into Staples, and the Post-its are displayed nicely. He works for Ladder 118 which was instrumental in 9/11 and has been applauded for its bravery. We would have done certain things back then, but now—we’ve done things from Louis Vuitton, but still work with Anti Hero or Thrasher. They both had their own distinctive look. It seems to me that the thing most fail to get about this approach is that it only works if people actually want what you make. We’d make some tees, some sweats; if they don’t sell, we’re going to be stuck with them. A lot of times we didn’t leave the block, we just hung out and people watched.” He was part of the Supreme 1994 skate team, but eventually retired from pro skateboarding. Jan 10, 2018 - Explore Tabby newton's board "Skating" on Pinterest. At first, if we were doing a sweat—and you bought a Lee or a Champion one, that would be of a high quality—we would have to make ours of equally high quality. Yeah. You might’ve worn a Powell shirt or something but that was it. I’ve got people that I’ve worked with from day one. I feel like, for us, we can just do what we’ve always done, which is try and be open, try and be very aware of what’s going on, and try to make the best things possible for today’s generation while keeping it true to ourselves. Alongside clothing and skating accessories, Jebbia has also released Supreme calendars, shot by renowned photographers including Larry Clark, and in 2000 partnered with Brooklyn Machine Works to launch a range of 24-inch cruiser bikes retailing at $1,800 a piece. Apart from a sweatshirt. James Jebbia wasn't a skater but loved skater fashion and hired skaters on his staff. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Jebbia (born July 22, 1963) is an American-British businessman and fashion designer. Supreme got the attention of the fashion world early on. Hell, yeah. Traveling to London. When James Jebbia opened the first Supreme store in Manhattan, the main purpose of the store was to sell products from other brands that were popular among the skating community. But there was a consciousness of what these skaters could afford, too? We weren’t blind to FUBU either. "If we could have done a thing with Louis Vuitton 25 years ago, we would have.". I think a lot of that came from the influence of Japan. Something that was missing, kind of. Six members of the team lost their lives on that fateful day. It doesn’t mean that when you come in, everything has to be messy. He has an estimated net worth of $ All wasn’t rosy for him at Zoo York though and in an interview with Highsnobiety he explained that there were periods when it was really bad. Gucci wasn’t anything we’d look at like that. People would come in and be like, “This shop is shit. And I don’t look at what we do as anything less than any other brand. Yes, but it’s the same as I feel now. When James Jebbia first opened the New York City Supreme store on Lafayette street in 1994, which was the first store ever, someone had to be employee number one. The brand started off in downtown New York, in the SoHo district of the city. So it was: “Okay, if that does well, we have to replace it with something.” That’s what we had to do. So that wasn’t a thing, ever, that I thought we were going to make any clothes. GQ: When it came time for Supreme to really start making clothes—my understanding is that this happened when the stores in Japan opened, and you needed more stuff to sell—what were the inspirations? Founder James Jebbia has proved a savvy operator, navigating the delicate balance between street cred and corporate success. He has two sons and he now makes a living as a fisherman, but when he has time he still tries to skate. I was not thinking about it at the time, but it was just an instinct that something was needed. That’s how I feel. Skateboarding is an exercise in precision, style, and physical presentation. It’s undeniable that Supreme is one of the biggest brands in the world, but the story behind its early days are a little hazy to a lot of people. Since 1957, GQ has inspired men to look sharper and live smarter with its unparalleled coverage of style, culture, and beyond. He appeared in a video and cookbook for HUF alongside Mike Hernandez, and Pretty Sick band member, Sabrina Fuentes. At the same time, he was completely uncontrollable. It was never intentional. This is where Outsons' comes in, an honest no-nonsense blog packed full advice that guys can use to look good and feel great. We weren’t blind to Helmut Lang. We’re going to make the product as good as we can, and we’re going to try to put it out as reasonably priced as we can. Twenty-five years in, what are you most proud of? It always struck me that the meticulousness of the store—the tightly folded T-shirts, etc.—was more about presenting the product in an elevated way, not just a reason to be rude to customers. Because when you go to Japan, they did things in a great way. Chanel was a whole other big thing. There’s always someone in skating, a few people, who are like, “Fuck this, I’m wearing this.” And it’s like, “Oh, shit.” This is a whole other thing, but I also feel like Pharrell had a big influence on that, too. A few of the recent collaborations have leaned into fashion in a pretty direct way: Vuitton, Gaultier, Comme des Garçons, and before them, Thom Browne, A.P.C., Adam Kimmel. It’s got to be as good as, if we’re making it, Polo. Was there an awareness of the high-low element of it? Unique James Jebbia Posters designed and sold by artists. Pierce was cast as Caspar in the film and he became a household name. Eventually Bici, like the rest of the Supreme skate team, traded in skating as a profession for something else, which in this case was firefighting. Mike Hernandez was one of the Supreme skate team’s earliest skaters. I’m most proud that we’re still going. I think the reason that we do things the way we do is because we respect the customer. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. My friends worked there, everyone used to come and hangout for hours, drink beers, play games of skate outside. But our thing was to try and make things as good as the best brands out there—but not the fashion brands—and have that quality that people are going to wear these items for a long, long time. It’s the way people would mix it up. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel with what we’re doing. What kind of calculations have you made to protect yourself from the ups and downs of popularity and success? The thing that all those brands have in common is that they were sort of filling a gap, a void that was there in the market, rather than following the trends. The story of James Jebbia's fashion label, ... One day you’re skating with all the boys, and then one day you’re in the real world and you’re like, 'Wait a minute, it’s not the same.' They were the original Supreme sponsored skaters and became the faces of the brand. The original skate team consisted of six key members who were Ryan Hickey, Justin Pierce, Peter Bici, Gio Estevez, Chris Keeffe and Mike Hernandes. We’re always doing things our own way. Supreme/Vanson leather Bones jacket, fall- winter 2017. And sometimes we’re the people who are actually pushing things. I definitely miss it, it was a special time in my life. In 1995 Alleged Films International helped Supreme create a video which focused on skating and the skate team. But do you find the brand is becoming more receptive to, or more interactive with, the fashion world? Simple as that. I’ll always remember Pharrell at the MTV Music Awards, he just had camo cargo shorts and a tee on, and a trucker hat. ANX Originals notably collaborated with Converse and produced a reworking of the Chuck Taylor Hi for their PRODUCT(RED) range. You may not be checking for that, but it’s something that’s very cool. But also, I don’t feel we chased trends. If you go to Macy’s—Polo, Nautica, Perry Ellis, so many brands—there was a quite similar kind of thing. Were you looking to fashion brands? Or do you have major influences, inspirations, that have led you to think this way? Why shouldn’t we use a great photographer? Today Hickey still lives in New York City, with a residence in Hell’s Kitchen. See more ideas about supreme skateboard, ader, ader error. Or Chanel. They’re a lot more open-minded today. Zoo York was founded in 1993 and had one of the most prominent skate teams of the time. Can you give some insight on your intention for selling the collection this way? The skate brand founded by James Jebbia sold for £1.6 billion to VF Corp, which owns Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Dickies. When he decided to end his skateboarding career, he embarked on a similar career path as Peter Bici and became a firefighter, as part of the FDNY out in Brooklyn. At just 22, Chris Keeffe was riding in New York City with the likes of Wade Speyer, Phil Shao, and Rob Gangemi. Who Did The Skateboarding In Gleaming The Cube? Supreme Skateboards hit the market in 1994 with a splash. The address was down the block, literally five minutes later they took some photos of me and about a month later my sister beeped me. Sure, James Jebbia isn’t a skater, but hey, neither were the founders of Vans. “I actually rode for another company, 777, while I rode for Zoo back then just so I could have boards,” he said. I’ve been able to support myself, and a lot of the people that work with me. Along with Supreme’s founder, James Jebbia, he helped transform the cult brand into a globally recognised label with unlimited street cred. That person was Gio Estevez. We were of the same mindset in our own ways. They filled a void. Is the collection designed specifically to fit into this model? I remember years ago if I saw someone in the street skateboarding my way I’d go right towards them, boom, we stopped right in front of each other. “I was hanging out with my old friend at his house when all of a sudden I see these five skateboarders skating in the middle of the street, all wild and crazy doing power slides.” he explained to Highsnobiety. The skate industry kind of killed my love for skating, so many fake people in that industry. And I think that’s really what we try to do, just mix it up. They wouldn’t all wear just the typical stuff. So we also had to make what we felt like—what’s that kid in Japan, what’s he going to want? They bonded over a love of music, notably Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Diamond D, Nas, Fat Joe, Biggie Smalls and Gang Starr, who were all prominent on the scene at the time. I think, for us, a lot of the things that we do are based on what happened in the ’90s, but a lot of people were doing very similar things in the ’90s. Or it isn’t accessible to them. It was a few people being like, “I think that looks good.” We’d order it, and we’d order small quantities, out of not having certainty or funds to deal with it if we were left with a ton of stuff that people don’t like. We’re in the business where that can happen—it is what it is. From a few tees, a few sweats, pair of cargo pants, a backpack. He was a British-born skater and actor who grew up in America. “I use my balance to climb the aerial ladder up a 7-story building with about 130 pounds of gear on. We’re still influenced by many things—it can come from anywhere. And if I look back, it was no different in terms of the shop—there was something missing from skate shops. “If you’d have come in two weeks ago, it looked really good?” There’s nothing in there. He showed that you can still be yourself when everyone else is doing things one way in hip-hop. They were friends before they became part of the Supreme skate team and so the bond was natural. But there wasn’t as many big fashion brands then. I actually think it was a pair of cargo pants. It’s apparent that the clothes were for skaters, and reflected what skaters in New York were wearing, but you took the quality beyond what other skate brands were doing at the time. What we were doing had to have some excitement to it. If we couldn’t do that, it’d be tough. Founded by James Jebbia, a clothing designer and brand leader, the company moved into manufacturing and stylizing skateboarders after it had become a fashion leader. It was more to do with just being aware of—through magazines, people walking around—people’s own personal style. He was doing a Gore-Tex jacket, he was using the very best zippers. For this, Estevez worked alongside Parra and Cody Hudson. “I took a closer look and one of the skaters was my friend Orland Delgado from junior high in Queens, N.Y. Larry was working on his future directing debut about the lives of New York street kids. We’d do exactly the same stuff. We’re trying to make things for today’s youth. Or is that more of an incidental result based on making the standard, classic pieces that are in a sense native to the style of Supreme? Do you feel like Supreme helped make skaters more open-minded about style? We’d actually have some seasons where—there’s our summer stuff, and we were sold out of the product at the end of March. A lot of people used to think that if you’re into hip-hop, you’ve got to dress a certain way. The civilians watch you and the pressure is on, but there’s no bank to ledge to skate, there’s only fire!”. Not really. They were very cool. A lot of people dismiss what we do. Has this always been part of your vision? Why shouldn’t those jeans be really good? Why shouldn’t that tee be really good? There was the Vogue article comparing the shop and a Chanel boutique back in 1995. James Jebbia is the founder of Supreme, the skate wear brand. She asked me if I wanted to try out for a Calvin Klein Jeans ad. In 2011, The Vans DQM General opened in New York’s historic SoHo district and then in July 2013 The Vans DQM General concept expanded to Boston. It’s apparent that much of the collection references vintage sportswear designs from the ’80s and ’90s. It was funny: When we were doing the mural [at the Bowery store], Futura was like, “Remember these?”. Hickey has explained that apparently James Jebbia would sit and watch the skaters, enthralled by what the skaters could do and their way of life. The video was called “A Love Supreme” and followed a similar aesthetic to the famous producer Spike Jonze’s 1991 skate film for Blind Skateboards. He was so good that he could count both Supreme and Vans as sponsors. Jebbia was originally the manager of Stüssy in New York in the early 1990s.. Not only was he a skater, but he also got to add ‘model’ to his list of accomplishments. It is a method of Skating in which the Skater uses his leading foot (the foot that is in front when skating) to push and places the back foot at the rear end while they push with their front foot. Back then there was no press, no Instagram, none of that. One thing that really got him noticed was an advert he was involved in, where he worked with Venture Trucks and saw him doing a frontside 50-50 in San Francisco. And it kind of was a gradual thing. I still feel like we’re a skate brand—it doesn’t mean we can’t present our stuff well. He was elevating things. And if it’s been done, we don’t do it. An exclusive inside look at how an upstart NYC skate brand changed fashion forever. Shop affordable wall art to hang in dorms, bedrooms, offices, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome. Bici asked Delgado if he could hang out with them and he ended up skating with them for the whole day. There’s many ways you can feel comfortable dressing. For us, we try and evolve. I’m proud that I’ve worked with a lot of people for a long time. Again, in Japan, they mix things up really well, too. When it opened, there were barely any stores on the street so the flagship Supreme store had a quiet, neglected ambiance. At that time, too, in L.A., X-Large was really cool. And my kids. He has been in the retail industry for decades, and the fashion industry for near as long. He became well known in the early Nineties due to a number of projects he worked on, which saw him work with the likes of Peter Bici and Jefferson Pang. He had a troubled start to life when he dropped out of school and was then almost charged with drug possession when he was found with marijuana and heroin in his pants. In 2015 Peter Bici explained that “if we saw a skateboarder we would automatically gravitate toward each other. I don’t think we have to choose that. But this phenomenon doesn’t seem to have negatively impacted Supreme. Below we introduce to you the original skate team who heavily influenced not only Supreme and James Jebbia, but also future customers and Supreme fans. What’s the in-house design mandate for a new collection? Or if we don’t feel like it’s something that’s necessary and exciting for people. James Jebbia has experience a major growth in his Supreme business. James Jebbia is a British-American businessman and fashion designer known for his skateboarding shop & clothing brand, Supreme New York. In some ways, when we opened, if there had been great stuff for us to buy, we wouldn’t have needed to make anything. Trending Posts. They would wear cool shit; they wouldn’t wear skate clothes. Now, I think people buy a lot more clothing than they used to. Why shouldn’t we display things as nice as we can? In the early days it was (and still is) skate heavy and even had its own skate team. I feel that’s what we try and do. It originally had one flagship store on Lafayette Street in New York, and this was the only place in the world where you could buy it. But it’d also be another element—not skate but a sensibility of being in New York. Definitely. 42 Pieces from Inside Supreme's Own Archive. Oct 21, 2015 - James Jebbia built a fiercely independent, internationally obsessed-over, street-fashion cult and skating-goods empire as a purveyor of clothes you can wear, art you can ride, and sneakers you can’t find. We don’t want a $600 shirt. In other words: Are some of these moves you wouldn’t have made 20 years ago, but for some reason feel right today? This is largely thanks to his role in Larry Clark’s aforementioned film Kids, where he earned himself the title of being the breakout star. In 1996, Babenzien headed to New York where he immersed himself in the skate scene and landed a job at Supreme. He explained in an interview that “Supreme was the place we used to meet up before we went skating in NY. But I think that we’d have to stay the course if we’re not as hot. Well, they have to, because skaters wear the shit out of everything. I said ‘sure,’ and she gave me the information. We’d get high in the back of Supreme, then make our way to Astor Place.”. He said he’d gone through some old shit and found them. We never wanted to say, “We’re a company doing basic shit.” We always wanted to do things that we feel people would really get a kick out of, really love. While skateboarding in Washington Square Park in New York, Justin was discovered by controversial photographer Larry Clark. The brand was founded by James Jebbia, who was born in the US and lived in England until age 19. I remember having to make Rodney [Smith, Zoo York Founder] recut those 777 boards with his jigsaw into better street shapes.”, After he had a big falling out with Zoo York, Hickey was recruited to ride for Supreme, which at the time was a start-up brand with virtually no presence in New York City. I think that we’ve just evolved. It wasn’t really “This is what everybody’s doing, so we’re doing that.” It was fairly consistent. No more than it is now. In 2000 he committed suicide in Las Vegas. I called her back and she said Calvin Klein had called and I got the job. Supreme launched in 1994, when designer James Jebbia opened an unassuming skateboard shop-slash-clothing store on Lafayette Street in … But I also feel that was a golden era for clothes, for music, for art, for a lot of things. James Jebbia: I guess the influence was the people who were around the shop—the skaters who were shopping. Television, Think and Venture. Now that’s unheard of.”. He is well known for welcoming fashion`s embrace of skate culture. Or if they were, it was old men’s clothes. In an interview with skateboarding shop Muckmouth, Hickey explained that he “quit being pro when I was around 24 or 25. Supreme capitalised on its brand through clever and limited edition collaborations that bolstered its desirability and generated an … Here we pick apart the OG skate team and tell you about its members. We’ve got to do our own thing in a very authentic, real way. There just wasn’t. Our windows would have been smashed. Our thing still has to have a natural edge to it, so it’s not like we’re trying to soften anything. Apart from the obvious pieces, we didn’t know what was going to be successful. It was a combination of that. For us, the reason that our quality has been high, and I feel that our pricing has been reasonable, is because we don’t wholesale. Also traveling to Japan and seeing their great style. Why shouldn’t the shop itself look good? It was a new experience because while I’d worked with Vans (through Supreme) for a long time, this was the first shoe that was a completely new style that I was able to make. But I think Supreme is just as much a part of the fashion lineage that includes other designers we’ve discussed: Helmut Lang, Ralph Lauren, and to some extent, more avant-garde labels like Comme des Garçons and Undercover. How much of that is intentional as part of the Supreme design ethos? Supreme would close up. On that note, you said that brands like A Bathing Ape, Neighborhood forced you to elevate the Supreme product. In an interview, he explained how much the Lafayette Street store meant to the Supreme team. What can fashion learn from this mega-sale? Clark had found Pierce at a period in his life when not much was going right. Outsons.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (amazon.com and or other merchants). Bekijk meer ideeën over Edie campbell, Herentassen, Futuristische voertuigen. James Jebbia is an English businessman and fashion designer. And here’s the thing, a lot of what we do can come from the ’90s, but can come from different places. You go into Barneys, and things are displayed nicely. Supreme was founded in New York in 1994 by James Jebbia, an English man with a passion for skating. We’re not stuck in a box; we’ve just evolved in our own way. Some go as far as saying that the popularity and influence of the skate team had more of an impact on driving Supreme as a brand in the nineties than even its clothes. “Billionaires should not exist,” Senator Bernie Sanders said last month. It is a culture. History. Definitely. Bici found that he was skating everyday after that and eventually, after honing his skills and craft, he received sponsorship opportunities with Nimbus. The brand was founded by James Jebbia when he opened the first ever Supreme store on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan all the way back in 1994. Are you at all concerned with the position of the brand’s legacy? Was there an awareness of higher-end designers? They don't understand that just because skating is the culture we're working in, it doesn't mean that we can't make good things. Jebbia created one of the most anticipated brands in the fashion world and accumulated monumental success. 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