Stepping back into its major collaboration series for the season, Supreme has now tapped Berlin and Paris-based interdisciplinary design studio BLESS for a special Fall 2023 range. Established by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag in 1995, BLESS has made a name for itself with an experimental approach to imagining clothing, accessories, furniture, and objects for everyday life. Designs from the label often incorporate recycled textiles and materials, while also expressing unorthodox craft techniques in the development of functional design.
Meeting as design students in Paris, Heiss and Kaag placed an ad in i-D magazine before BLESS was even fully conceived. The wig featured in the ad would catch the attention of Sarah Andelman of Colette and Maison Margiela PR, leading to BLESS’ first product, the “N°00 fur wig.” Crafted from vintage fur coats, the accessory would appear in Maison Margiela’s Fall/Winter 1997 runway presentation.
Since its establishment, BLESS has released over 70 collections filled with progressive clothing and objects that serve to encourage active engagement among its consumers. Standouts include “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. Catch an excerpt from Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag’s 1996 manifesto below.
BLESS is found in magazines and can be contacted personally by phone.
Everything except sex is available by request.
BLESS is interactive — those that dare can take part in the permanent renewal of the BLESS world.
BLESS allows you to recognize needs at an early state.
BLESS works against mass individuality and its hidden dangers i.e. fashion overkill.
BLESS is a project that presents ideal and artistic values by products to the public.
BLESS is a visionary substitute to make the near future worth living for.
For Fall 2023, Supreme and BLESS have worked closely in collaboration on a new full collection. The collaborative range is comprised of a Down Puffer Jacket, Sweatpant Jean, Crewneck, T-Shirt, Skateboard, and mophie® Charging Cable. It is interesting to note, BLESS will be developing a new line of products with the materials, to be released in the future.
The Supreme x BLESS Fall 2023 collaboration will see a global release via the streetwear imprint November 9, 11 a.m. EDT in the United States and November 11, 11 a.m. JST in Japan and Seoul.
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