The collection is inspired by the cover artwork of the stunning 1998 album Mezzanine, which features masterpieces like Angel and Teardrop.
The beetle portrayed on the cover of Mezzanine was born from a sketch drawn by Robert del Naja, aka 3D, leader of the group, inspired by a photograph taken by British fashion and art photographer Nick Knight exhibited at the National History Museum in London.
The end result we see on the album is the result of collaborative work between Del Naja and Knight, who brought out the sheen of the armor and the depth of the black. It all stems from a recurring dream of 3D in which he makes clothes out of the skin of arachnids.
The capsule collection features the beetle printed on soccer jerseys, short-sleeved shirts and shorts made in black, light blue and white.
In a tweet, Massive Attack specified that they had no role in the creative project but did give consent for the use of the artwork.
The collection inspired by the beetle on the cover of Mezzanine was released on the morning of today, June 17 on Supreme’s web shop.