March 11, 2019

Supreme Skate Team Profile: Sean Pablo Murphy

Nick Matthies

Nick Matthies is a Content Manager at StockX.

Supreme skater, Sean Pablo, is taking things beyond just the skateboard. His future is seemingly boundless, whether as a musician or Supreme's next designer.

Supreme skater, Sean Pablo, is taking things beyond just the skateboard. His future is seemingly boundless, whether as a musician or Supreme's next designer.

Part 2 of StockX’s 6-part series highlighting the lives of Supreme’s Skate Team. 

Sean Pablo Murphy grew up in the eastside LA neighborhood of Silver Lake. Sean’s father was a surfer and skater and even influenced him to pick up a skateboard over a scooter at a very young age. Sean started in the driveway and it wasn’t long before he’d move out and start skating with his friends, Sage Elsesser and Aidan Mackey, also featured in our series. Studying old skate videos and trying to emulate the styles of their idols, Sean and his friends developed an increasingly distinct style of skating. Their skate destination soon became Fairfax and it wasn’t too long before the trio would be recognized by the guys at the Supreme store in LA. At the young age of 14, Sean, who goes by Sean Pablo instead of his full name, was invited to join the Supreme Skate Team and began filming the Supreme skate film, Cherry.

Much like Na-Kel, Sean will admit that the film changed everything for him, and did so quickly. Iconically, during filming, Sean can be seen showing the deck of his board featuring the words “Please take my virginity”. The clip inspired the name of the film and turned Sean into a star in the skate world. Since then, he’s been featured in Converse’s first skate film, Purple, as well as Supreme’s 2018 skate film, “Blessed”. Alongside the release of the film, a tee was released to commemorate the film featuring Sean Pablo, now famously, flipping off the camera. Outside of skating, Sean has his own clothing brand, PARADIS3, which just recently released their SS19 collection.

Scroll down and check out highlights of his career in all facets.

 

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Supreme Lookbooks

It’s no secret that Supreme taps their skate team to model in their lookbook shots. Sean’s amassed himself several lookbooks since he started working with the brand in 2014 and we’ve pulled three and highlighted our favorite photos from each. Scroll down to take a look at Sean’s appearance in this season’s (SS19) lookbook as well as FW17 and SS16.

Spring/ Summer 19

Shop Supreme SS19 here.

 

Fall/ Winter 2017

Shop Supreme FW17 here.

 

Spring/ Summer 16

Shop Supreme SS16 here.

Clothing Design

Sean Pablo’s clothing brand, PARADIS3, was established in 2015 and is actually sold in store at Supreme. The brand ethos is similar to that of Supreme, heavily skate-influenced but definitely looks like something made by a kid looking to express himself. The brand’s Spring/Summer 19 Collection was released shortly after Supreme’s first week and featured Supreme-like rips of characters like Mickey Mouse and the Looney Tunes. One crewneck even features Mickey Mouse handing off a blunt to Bugs Bunny (sold out); Another features Bart Simpson writing “The Path To Paradise Begins In Hell” (also sold out). Even though it’s primarily all sold out, the brand still seems to still be finding itself, which for a brand created by a 17 year old, makes total sense. Perhaps “find yourself” is the message it wants to convey. Check Sean’s brand out further on their website above.

On top of designing for his own clothing brand, he’s recently been given a seat at the table with Supreme. In an interview to promo his new Converse Collaboration with Place Skateboarding and his mom, Sean mentions that he will be designing for Supreme and will even be getting his own desk. “Yeah, well. I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about this. I will start to work at Supreme. I will get a desk in the design department. I’m going to sit there now once a week.” We may be looking at the next Brendon Babenzien, here.

Miscellaneous Other Stuff

Sean’s also dabbled in several endeavors outside of skateboarding and clothing design. While these have been less significant, they show the renaissance-man spirit of the skateboarding wunderkind. Sean’s very vocal about his interest in music and plays the guitar often. His mom says he’s even made a song with the lead singer of the “Yeah Yeah Yeah’s”. Below is a video of him playing guitar while Harry Styles sings “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. Hopefully we’ll be looking at some collaborative efforts from the two on some of Harry’s new music. Sean’s also dabbled in acting, appearing in one film, Palo Alto, which came out in 2014. His appearance was brief but Tumblr fan account, fuckingseanpablo captured a gif of him in the film (shown above).

 

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Sean’s future looks bright to say the least. The different paths he has the options to take all look enticing and maybe he’ll try them all out. Whether it’s becoming Supreme’s new hottest designer or the lead guitarist in a Harry Styles rock band, he’s likely to crush it as he has in the past. Watch for 2019 to be a huge year for Sean Pablo Murphy.