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.

Shawn Stussy and Dior Reveal Chinese New Year Capsule
Fashion

Shawn Stussy and Dior Reveal Chinese New Year Capsule

Celebrating the Year of the Ox with a touch of Dior elegance and Stussy skate-style.

Thibo Denis Unveils Shawn Stussy x Dior B27 Collab
Footwear

Thibo Denis Unveils Shawn Stussy x Dior B27 Collab

A luxe throwback to ’90s silhouettes.

Shawn Stussy and Dior Debut Collaborative Surfboard
Fashion

Shawn Stussy and Dior Debut Collaborative Surfboard

Honoring Stussy’s early years as a surfer.

Maxfield LA Spotlights Shawn Stussy's Beach-Ready Dior Collaboration
Fashion

Maxfield LA Spotlights Shawn Stussy's Beach-Ready Dior Collaboration

Tapping Californian surf-skate culture.

Dior Scrawls Shawn Stussy's Graffiti Script Over Button-Up
Fashion

Dior Scrawls Shawn Stussy's Graffiti Script Over Button-Up

A bold top option.

Philipp Plein Called Out For Copying Dior and Shawn Stussy's FW20 Logo Motif
Fashion

Philipp Plein Called Out For Copying Dior and Shawn Stussy's FW20 Logo Motif

The controversial designer is in the spotlight once again.

Dior and Shawn Stussy Come Together on Floral Pattern Marked Scarf
Fashion

Dior and Shawn Stussy Come Together on Floral Pattern Marked Scarf

Continuing its collaboration with the streetwear icon.

Dior Supplies Sleek B23 Slip-On Sneaker in Black and White
Footwear

Dior Supplies Sleek B23 Slip-On Sneaker in Black and White

Complete with Shawn Stussy’s hand-scrawled Dior logo.

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

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
Fashion

Shawn Stussy Helps Reimagine Dior's Bee Pendant Necklace

A new take on the classic accessory style.

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