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The Rise of Supreme - From a skate store to a billion dollar fashion company

London - Cult skatewear brand Supreme made headlines last week after news emerged that it had sold a 50 percent stake in the business to private equity firm Carlyle Group. The streetwear-inspired brand is said to be worth 1 billion US dollars now, as the brand is poised for global expansion.

Supreme's founder, James Jebbia, has spent years cultivating the brand's unconventional and quirky appeal, gaining thousands of loyal followers all over the world thanks to its cool appeal and limited product drop. Following its recent investment, it is evident the brand is set to go in another direction. But how did a small skatewear brand manage to gain such an iconic fashion status? FashionUnited gathers all of the milestones in Supreme's history for you in this timeline.

Use the arrows to navigate through the events ordered by date or click on a timeframe (in the grey bar) to learn more.

Edited and translated by Blance Heise and Vivian Hendriksz Photo: Supreme, Facebook