Shawn Stussy

Shawn Stussy is an American fashion designer and founder of his eponymous brand, Stüssy. Stussy grew up in California and began making surfboards at the age of 13. Prior to a fashion career, he designed album covers for various bands during the late 1980s and 1990s, designing the artwork for Big Audio Dynamite’s 1991 album, The Globe. He founded Stüssy in the early 1980’s after he and his assistant began scrawling their surnames on handcrafted surfboards. Stussy then began printing his name on T-shirts and other apparel, which he then sold out of his car around Laguna Beach, California, and soon partnered up with his friend, Frank Sinatra Jr. (no relation to the singer) to sell the apparel. Stüssy expanded into the European market soon after, with boutiques opening nationwide. It was reported that revenues reached $17 million USD in 1991 and $20 million USD in 1992. At that time, the brand was sold throughout the US in specialty surf and skate boutiques. In 1996, Stussy resigned as the president of the company and Sinatra bought his share of the company’s holdings. Now, Stussy owns his own label, S/Double Studio.

DIOR and Shawn Stussy Embolden Rich Gradients Over Crisp Logo T-Shirts
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DIOR and Shawn Stussy Embolden Rich Gradients Over Crisp Logo T-Shirts

Enlivening the graffiti-inspired typeface.

Shawn Stussy Helps Reimagine Dior's Bee Pendant Necklace
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Shawn Stussy Helps Reimagine Dior's Bee Pendant Necklace

A new take on the classic accessory style.

Dior Unveils Fall 2020 Collection With Miami-Inspired Campaign
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Dior Unveils Fall 2020 Collection With Miami-Inspired Campaign

Continuing to highlight Shawn Stussy’s unmistakable graphic identity.

Dior Men's Head Footwear Designer Thibo Premieres Fall 2020 Jelly Sandal
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Dior Men's Head Footwear Designer Thibo Premieres Fall 2020 Jelly Sandal

Complete with Shawn Stussy’s recognizable graphics on the straps.

Dior Launches Pre-Fall 2020 Designs With Artful Editorial
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Dior Launches Pre-Fall 2020 Designs With Artful Editorial

New Saddle Bags, B23 sneakers and branded wearables are now available.


Take a Better Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 High-Top Sneaker
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Take a Better Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 High-Top Sneaker

Marked by the streetwear icon’s revered hand style.

Shawn Stussy Files New Clothing Logo Trademark
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Shawn Stussy Files New Clothing Logo Trademark

Is this the return of S/DOUBLE?

Take Another Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 Sneakers
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Take Another Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 Sneakers

No word yet on an official release.

Dior Pre-Fall 2020 Brings Surfer Prints, Graffiti-Style Jewelry & Air Jordan 1s to Miami
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Dior Pre-Fall 2020 Brings Surfer Prints, Graffiti-Style Jewelry & Air Jordan 1s to Miami

Showcasing goods designed with Shawn Stussy, Jordan Brand, Yoon Ahn and Matthew M. Williams.

Backstage at Dior's Much-Anticipated Pre-Fall 2020 Miami Show
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Backstage at Dior's Much-Anticipated Pre-Fall 2020 Miami Show

Detailed shots of the Shawn Stussy-approved shoes, jewelry, clothing and more.

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