Tremaine Emory

Tremaine Emory is an American designer and creative consultant. He is the founder of clothing brand Denim Tears and the current creative director of Supreme.[1]

Emory has worked as a creative consultant for publications such as The Face,[2] brands such as Stüssy, Off-White and YEEZY[3] as well as collaborating with some of the most influential figures in art, music and fashion including Frank Ocean, Ye, André 3000,[3] Virgil Abloh,[4] Tom Sachs, Theaster Gates and Hank Willis Thomas.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Emory was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York.[2]


In 2010, Emory moved to London, United Kingdom to work for Marc Jacobs.[7] Emory served as creative consultant and brand director for Kanye West from 2016 to 2018.[8]

Emory founded clothing label, Denim Tears, in 2019.[9][10] The first collection released on the 400th anniversary of slavery. The collection explored the history of cotton and slavery in America. The clothing featured floral wreath prints on the denim jeans, hoodies, and sweatshirts.[11] In February 2022, Emory was appointed as creative director for Supreme.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Supreme Naming Tremaine Emory Creative Director Was the Right Choice. Here's Why". Complex. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  2. ^ a b "Tremaine Emory". The Face. Retrieved 2022-05-13.
  3. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (2019-09-11). "After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  4. ^ "Tremaine Emory Reigns Supreme". GQ. 2022-07-22. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  5. ^ Mongameli, Lynn (11 May 2021). "Who, What & Why: The Many Hats of Tremaine Emory". PAUSE Online | Men's Fashion, Street Style, Fashion News & Streetwear. Retrieved 2022-05-13.
  6. ^ "Tremaine Emory Talks 'Streetwear': 'When it's Outsiders Talking About Us, Just Call it Clothing.'". Complex. Retrieved 2022-05-13.
  7. ^ Prempeh, Charlene (2022-06-21). "The 'cultural lightning rod' taking over at Supreme". Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  8. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2019-09-11). "After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  9. ^ "Tremaine Emory is part of the BoF 500". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  10. ^ "Who is Tremaine Emory and why does Supreme want him?". British GQ. 2022-02-16. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  11. ^ Dazed (2020-01-22). "The Denim Tears x Levi's collab explores African American history". Dazed. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  12. ^ "Tremaine Emory named as Supreme creative director". Vogue Business. 2022-02-16. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  13. ^ "Supreme Appoints Tremaine Emory Creative Director". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2022-10-10.