AIDS. Drug taking. Underage sex.
Not the usual themes you’d associate with a one-off series of skateboarding merchandise, but now unavoidable thanks to Supreme teaming up with enfant terrible Larry Clark to pay tribute to his controversial 1995 drama KIDS.
Marking 20 years since the release of Clark’s film, which saw a band of disenchanted youths skating and sleeping their way around New York City, the skate brand has released this capsule collection, including skate decks, hooded sweatshirt, a long-sleeve tee and some short sleeved versions, all complete with screenshots of the coming-of-age-classic. Close to the bone screenshots at that.
Clark has long been a champion of skating subculture, so it’s great to hear he was involved from the ground up on this collection. The meetings must have been a lot of fun.
Though, if you’re after some film-themed skateboards which are slightly less provocative, there’s always these Star Wars efforts.
KIDS x Supreme capsule collection is released in London, LA and of course New York from 21 May