Supreme Collaborates With NYC Artist Clayton Patterson for Spring/Summer 2021

Supreme announces its latest collaboration for Spring/Summer 2021: a capsule collection with prominent NYC artist Clayton Patterson.

Canadian-born Clayton Patterson gained recognition for his New York City-centric artwork alongside partner Elsa Rensaa. Their shop, Clayton Caps located at 161 Essex St., took shape in the mid-80s and featured embroidery across the front and sides of baseball caps, pioneering the technique which is highly adopted to this day across streetwear. The illustrations featured folkloric designs and were stitched using 100-year-old embroidery machines, resulting in a distinctive look and feel.

The storefont eventually became a gallery that featured other prominent NYC artists like Dash Snow, Boris Lurie, LA II and others, while also featuring artwork from bikers and even religious worshipers. The archive of work housed within 161 Essex St. includes found footage on photo and video, books, postcards, press clippings, stickers, stamped heroin bags, protest signs, fliers and much more. The location continues to serve as a symbol of Patterson’s involvement with community works and activations.

The Supreme collaboration with Clayton Patterson ranges between tops, bottoms and the aforementioned styled embroidery caps. One standout item from the capsule is the reversible MA-1 bomber jacket, featuring an exceptionally embroidered folklore design on the rear, co-branded with Supreme typography. Patterson’s embroidery chainstitched designs are found across the remaining items as well in colorful fashion. A long-sleeve tee is also expected from the partnership.

Select Clayton Patterson x Supreme collection items will release on April 8 at Supreme locations and online, while Supreme Japan stores will see the collection drop on April 10. The collection will release alongside Supreme’s latest collaboration with Dr. Martens.
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