Celebrate 20 Years of 'Kids' with Larry Clark x Supreme
For many children of the 90’s, Kids was that movie that gave you way more nightmares about the perils of sex and drugs than any parent or sex ed instructor could possibly give you. Yet in spite of the rather serious nature of the film, it has grown to become a cult classic for the final pre-Internet generation and fans of all ages alike, forcing us to get in touch with the darker side of adolescence. To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary this year, lifestyle brand Supreme has partnered with director Larry Clark to create a capsule collection that revitalizes the film in all its gritty glory.
Being a brand best known for its adoption by the skating community, there are naturally a slew of Kids themed skateboards that will be hitting sidewalk curbs near you. In addition to gear for shredding, there is a variety of hoodies, long-sleeved shirts, and tees, all of which are emblazoned with screenshots from the film, such as the convenience store shoplifting and the Washington Square Park blunt-rolling session. Undersides of the skateboards are even authenticated by Larry Clark’s signature, visible as long as it doesn’t get too scuffed up.
When the film was released in 1995 it was met with a storm of controversy, and it even earned a rare rating of NC-17 for its depiction of prolific underage sex and drug use in the urban jungles of NYC. Its adoption into a clothing line then may seem an odd way to honor its legacy, but on the contrary, it is a remarkably fitting way to preserve the film’s legacy. The kids on the street will soon be repping images of Kids on the street.
KIDS x Supreme will be released online and in stores in NYC, LA, and London on May 21st