The Supreme x MF Doom Collection Releases September 7
In a tribute to the hip-hop legend MF DOOM, streetwear titan Supreme is gearing up to release a specially-curated collection. This collaboration with the late rapper's estate forms part of the brand's Fall/Winter 2023 Week 3 drop and is set to release on September 7. For those familiar with the unparalleled creativity and mystique that defined MF DOOM’s life and career, the Supreme x MF DOOM Collection serves as both an homage and a collector's must-have.
Born in 1971 as Daniel Dumile, MF DOOM was raised in Long Island and started his creative journey with graffiti and music. He initially made his mark in the late '80s and early '90s with the rap trio KMD. However, after the untimely death of his younger brother and group member, Dingilizwe, Dumile withdrew from public life. He returned years later with a metal mask and a new stage name, MF DOOM, becoming an enigmatic figure whose influence would permeate multiple generations of rap artists and fans. Despite his passing in 2020, MF DOOM’s impact is felt more than ever, particularly through his labyrinthine lyrics and numerous pseudonyms, such as Viktor Vaughn and King Geedorah.
The upcoming Supreme collection includes a hooded sweatshirt, a t-shirt, and a beanie, all available in multiple colorways. Both the hoodie and the t-shirt boast MF DOOM's iconic metal mask design, with additional elements like a machete and graffiti-style logos. On the reverse, the pieces feature a tribute that mirrors the graffiti logo first seen on the cover of DOOM's debut solo album, "Operation: Doomsday," along with a heartfelt letter inspired by the album's original liner notes.
But the collection isn’t merely a rehashing of old designs; it’s a finely tuned fusion of streetwear and rap culture. The beanie, for instance, showcases a co-branded Supreme and MF DOOM logo, encapsulating the synergy between the rapper's indelible legacy and Supreme's streetwear aesthetic.
The collaboration is much more than apparel; it’s a cultural moment. With Supreme's commitment to quality and MF DOOM's timeless influence on music, the collection promises to be a tangible link to a legend who left us far too soon. The drop is highly anticipated as a fashion statement and a salute to one of rap’s most virtuoso authors and mysterious figures.
Expect the Supreme x MF DOOM Collection to be available through Supreme’s online platform and in physical stores starting September 7, 2023.