• Jon Serrano

The Velvet Underground x Supreme F/W 2019 Collection

Supreme's latest collection is highlighting one of the oldest bands in New York City's history, The Velvet Underground.

New York City rock band The Velvet Underground came together in 1964, when Lou Reed met John Cale. Reed (then an in-house composer at pop-rock song factory Pickwick Records) crafted songs that were both carnal and catchy. His lyrics – about addiction and androgyny, desire and redemption – drew equal influence from poet Delmore Schwartz and his drug dealer. Cale – who dealt in drones, dissonance, pulse and improvisation as a member of La Monte Young’s avant-garde ensemble – also nodded to the soul riffs of Marvin Gaye. The pair set out to form a band that would energize popular music with the experimental sensibilities they shared. Recruiting guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker, the group fittingly adopted the title of Michael Leigh’s exposé on American sexual deviancy, The Velvet Underground, as its name. Read More...

The collection features original album artwork from The Velvet Underground’s discography. The collection consists of a rayon Shirt, ringer tee, two hooded sweatshirts, and three t-shirts and will drop as part of Week 4 The collection will drop this Thursday, September 19 in Supreme's New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and European store locations and online. Japan will see a later release on September 21. Stay tuned to Burbs Entertainment to follow up with Supreme's weekly releases.