James Jebbia

Founder of Supreme
Nationality: American/British / Age: 53 / Discipline: Fashion/Footwear
Year upon year, Supreme defines the world of streetwear as one of its most prominent and influential brands, and 2014 was no different. Apart from its various collections, the brand maintained its omnipresence with a veritable bevy of brand collaborations across the entire spectrum of fashion, pushing the envelope of streetwear by partnering with the likes of Brooks Brothers and Timberland. At the April release of the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite 1, desirability for the brand reached absurd proportions when chaos ensued at a campout in New York, forcing police intervention and indicating the cult-like following that Supreme has garnered for itself has been unwavering. Closely supervising the brand each step of the way since its inception is Founder James Jebbia, the elusive head of this streetwear empire who has skillfully created a brand identity that other companies could only dream of. With the label’s vice-like grip on the world of streetwear, it seems that Supreme-mania will be unlikely to subside any time in the near future.