Contemporary Art

Surfing with Supreme: Antonia Li on the Timelessness of the Supreme Lifestyle

By Sotheby's

Hong Kong entrepreneur Antonia Li is a die-hard Supreme fan. Her love of high fashion did not stop her from appreciating Supreme’s streetwear chic. She talks to us about why she fell in love with this brand.

From your perspective, what makes Supreme so collectible?
No other brand commands this kind of devotion. It represents a sub culture. The brands which Supreme collaborates with, from North Face to Mophie, allow people to build their identities.

What is your all-time favorite Supreme piece?
My Supreme water bottle. It goes everywhere with me from working out in the gym to wakesurfing in the sea.
The boxing gloves and bag, because I love boxing.
The pinball machine and the Fender guitar - these are simply awesome.
The Dog bowl - what’s better than having your beloved pooch eat from an iconic bowl?
The Santa Cruz bike. It is the coolest mountain bike ever made.

Why do you think Supreme has such high resale value?
The rare production makes each piece valuable. They are quickly becoming timeless and sought-after, especially the vintage items.

SUPREME EVERLAST BOXING GLOVES RED
Estimate: HK$25,000 - 35,000

SUPREME EVERLAST BOXING GLOVES BLUE
Estimate: HK$15,000 - 25,000

SUPREME EVERLAST BOXING GLOVES BLACK
Estimate: HK$15,000 - 25,000

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