He has posted a similar Instagram message in response to Tremaine Emory’s criticism. Let’s not forget that LVMH is Supreme’s parent company. During times of conflict, your own people may be used against you. In an apparent attempt to explain Emory’s critique away, Ye writes, “Good one Bernard.”
This alludes to LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and, by extension, to Supreme, which Ye incorrectly claims is owned by LVMH (it is really owned by VF Corp). For details, please see the originating article via the link provided below.
Who Is Tremaine Emory?
Designer and creative consultant Tremaine Emory was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Jamaica, Queens. Denim Tears was founded by him, and he now serves as creative director of Supreme New York.
Emory has collaborated with illustrious artists, musicians, and fashion designers like Frank Ocean, Ye, André 3000, Virgil Abloh, Tom Sachs, Theaster Gates, and Hank Willis Thomas, and has served as a creative adviser for publications like The Face and companies like Stüssy and YEEZY.
Emory began working for Marc Jacobs in 2010 after relocating to London, United Kingdom. With Jacobs, he put in nine productive years. Between 2016 and 2018, Emory worked as West’s creative consultant and brand director.
Denim Tears is a fashion label that Emory started in 2019. On the 400th anniversary of the start of slavery, this first anthology was published. The essays in the anthology examined the relationship between cotton and slavery in the United States. Denim pants, hoodies, and sweatshirts were all printed with wreaths of flowers. Emory was named Supreme’s new creative director in February of 2022.
This week, Kanye released a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt design during Paris Fashion Week, and he received criticism for it. The multihyphenate attempted to explain himself in a series of Instagram postings, including one in which he blamed LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault for Abloh’s death, which occurred about a year ago due to cancer.
Virgil’s Name in The Conversation?
Emory blasted Ye for making a “victim campaign” out of Virgil’s death and accused the Donda artist of defaming the poet both in life and in death. Before “all your employees at Yeezy,” Emory wrote, “you claimed Virgil’s designs are a disgrace to the Black community.” Inquire of Lucette Holland… I HAVE ALL THE “RECEIPTS” (please don’t bring up your comments about [Abloh] after his death)… YOU ARE IN SUCH PIECES. DO NOT MENTION VIRGIL’S NAME IN THE CONVERSATION.
Kanye showed out a screengrab of some of the famous people that “liked” Emory’s post. Accounts belonging to fashion writers including Time Blanks, Taz Arnold, Kerwin Frost, and Ambush’s creative director Yoon Ahn were among those featured. After accusing Ahn of having sex with ASAP Rocky, he captioned the photo, “OTHER FAKE FRIEND OPPS WHO HEARTED THE POST THAT TREMAINE THREATENED ME ON.”
Asap Nast Urged Ye to Avoid Involving Asap Mob
In a comment on the latter article, ASAP Nast urged Ye to avoid involving ASAP Mob. Commenter Ahn chimed in to refute the Rocky claim: “LOL. It’s not true, but it’s fine,” she wrote. Lil Uzi Vert allegedly instructed Kanye to “rip Tremaine’s fucking head off,” as Kanye put it.
This has a real-world effect. “Leanna Fabien will never again sneak you no pussy behind Lucette’s back,” he said. But I had no idea that you were a Rocky-level joint slayer. The words “I’m proud of you” come to mind.