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Supreme x Akira


"In the story Tetsuo takes drugs, he becomes so self destructive and loses himself. Young people go berserk on impulse and eventually destroy themselves. It's about motorcycle gangs, rock musicians and punk rockers, you know how they all die young. I wanted it to be about the marginal members of society. It's society's outsiders, those who don't belong who are more intriguing to draw, like we did, young people need to find their own way. It's not for us to say, they wouldn't listen to us anyway. That's how it goes." Katsuhiro Otomo

When the Supreme x Akira collaboration got announced earlier this year I was so excited and thrilled as Akira is such a fascinating manga and film, the story behind owning these pieces though is quite funny.

Now in the past i've always wanted to own something from Supreme but the odds were never in my favour. I went to the Soho store in NY and there was nothing worthy there, Harajuku in Japan last year where there was nothing worthy again and then Harajuku this year but they were closed all together for a drop!? I wasn't prepared to wait in such a hefty line that day. Fast forward to this drop I was prepared to try my hardest to get some of these items. I was really keen on the long sleeve top pictured above and anything else would be a bonus. Let's start with the fact I tried to stay up for the drop, failed and someone else who did made it up to the point where everything made it to the checkout and then sold out because SUPREME DON'T SHIP TO AUS HAH. Mistake number one.

I then spontaneously got my hands on the Pill Tee (pictured first) but it was too big to wear as a tee so I was like screw it t-shirt dress it is haha! I also picked up a Supreme x Akira sticker that now lives on my mac. It was my favourite print from the manga that they chose and at the time I was under the assumption that i'd never get the long sleeve due to how limited it all was.


Christmas then came around and I got gifted the Supreme x Akira long sleeve!?!? It was so unexpected but now it's one of my favourite long sleeves I own!!!!! It's so funny how I went from owning zero Supreme to owning two of my most favourite items from Supreme (besides the classic  bogo tee but future Elysa will own that one day)

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