Supreme’s Fall 2023 Week 12 drop is highlighted by a collection created in collaboration with BLESS, the interdisciplinary design studio established by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag in 1995.
Based in Berlin and Paris, BLESS has honed an experimental approach to imagining clothing, accessories, furniture, and objects for everyday life. BLESS often incorporates recycled textiles and materials, as well as employs unorthodox craft techniques in its development of functional design.
Heiss and Kaag first met in Paris as design students. Without having fully established their label, the pair placed an ad in i-D Magazine featuring a wig they’d created. Colette’s Sarah Andelman responded to the ad, as did a Maison Margiela PR. This lead to BLESS’s first product — the N°00 fur wig, made using vintage fur coats — which appeared in Maison Margiela’s FW97 runway show. Over the following decades, BLESS has released over 70 collections of forward-thinking clothing and objects, often encouraging active engagement among its consumers. These have included BLESS N°06, a package containing all of the materials to create a shoe; and BLESS N°57, a t-shirt made out of cardboard look-alike fabric.
The Supreme x BLESS collection features a down puffer jacket adorned in colorful tapestry, a sweatpant/jean hybrid, “BLESSSUPREME” crewnecks, an “Observed in a Dream” graphic tee, a skateboard covered in reflexology-inspired lumps, and a beaded pearl mophie charging cable. As BLESS prides itself on working with recycled textiles, the design studio will be using the leftover materials from this collection to develop a new line of products, to be released in the future.
The Supreme x BLESS “BLESSSUPREME” collection drops Thursday, November 9th via Supreme in-store and online. Check out the lookbook photos and product shots below.