Okay, just saying. I cannot believe how much Supreme has not only grown, but taken over the world while continuing to dominate in an authentic way. I came to know this brand in the late 90’s, when I was still in Albany hanging out with my dirtbag skater homies – dreaming of “The Big Apple”. When I moved to New York, I was told by my pro skater homie Steven Cales to look up A-Ron at the shop. I sure enough did and a few months later I paid my dues and became apart of the clique – working under the Jebbia umbrella at the Stüssy Store. At that time, the office was a small space and housed less than 5 people. 15 years later and the brand has grown so immensely and intensely. Being in Paris for their store opening was perfect timing as it coincided with Paris Fashion Week…ending the stressful trendy period with a New York Style Blowout!
First, lunch with my beautiful friend Jessica Linon from Moët at Colette.
The store opened in the Marais, which is like the EAST VILLAGE or the WILLIAMSBURG of Paris (If I had to compare it to NYC)
A-Ron the Don and West.
Jason Dill and Myself
Tyshawn Jones and Sage Elsesser
The Brits came to town too!
Tremaine and Tan
Kyle Demers and TyShawn Lyons
Outside was a very cool and calm mayhem. Not like New York where everyone would probably be beasting at the door, PARIS had an understated cool about the whole thing.
In between the store’s soft opening and the afterparty, I ran to a store to get some things. That blog post is coming soon…
The afterparty took place at La Balajo. It’s a very old and cool dance club. Some of you may remember that I DJ’ed there a few years ago when I went to Paris for fashion week and was booked by Kenzo to play some jams. I fell in love with the club then!
Charaf Tajer making boss moves
I miss Hami so much! I see him like once every 3 years!
DJ Supa and Artist Tyrsa.
Cousin Pablo!!! I missed you! Look at him and his babe of a girlfriend, Chyna.
Me and Alex Sossah! He’s the man!
My friend Cam’Ron had a surprise performance!
William Strobeck and Ricky Saiz
Me and Angelo Baque with his new gold tooth by Dolly Cohen.
Angelo Baque, Sage Elsesser and Myself.
The gift bag given out at the store.
See my snapchat @VASHTIEKOLA for he play by play before it deletes!