Another day, another twist in the Louis Vuitton and Supreme collaboration story. First, the French label threatened to sue Supreme, a skate and streetwear brand over copyright infringement claims when the label used a similar LV motif in a 2000's collection without their permission.
(Left) One of the pieces that caused Louis Vuitton to originally sue Supreme. (Right) A bag from their collaboration
Eventually, the lawsuit was dropped and the design house then approached Supreme for a limited-edition collection - resulting in a fashion feeding frenzy when it debuted earlier this year - with lead menswear designer Kim Jones telling WWD; "You can't have the conversation of New York menswear without Supreme right now, because it's such a massive global phenomenon."
Now, the Maison have done a complete 180, despite the critical and commercial success of the limited launch, revealing that the range will no longer be for sale. In an email sent to Hypebeast, a customer services representative for the house said "the collection will no longer be sold in stores or online," even though it was scheduled to drop in US and Canadian stores this week.
An email from Louis Vuitton confirming the news
Successful pop-ups for the collaboration were previously held in London, Sydney, Beijing, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo before the US drop was announced so it's a mystery to fans why the brand would cancel one of the most hyped launches of the year. If you still can't complete your wardrobe without one of their celeb-loved hoodies - we suggest heading to EBay, stat.