It’s a collaboration made in premium streetwear heaven: Palace has teamed up with Gucci for what is the London-based skate brand’s biggest partnership to date. Following successful partnerships with Calvin Klein, Mercedes-AMG, and Arc’teryx, the streetwear label joined forces with the Italian luxury maison on a collection of men’s and women’s (a first for Palace) ready-to-wear and accessories that flawlessly merge the DNA and aesthetics of each label— a new logo that works Gucci’s double G motif alongside Palace’s Triferg is catnip for the Gucci and Palace fans.
The rumor mill has been working overtime for a few months since mock-ups of the collaboration first surfaced on the world wide web, and now it’s finally here. Featuring leather jackets, knit bombers, graphic T-shirts, football jerseys, shearling jackets, slides, and printed silk pillows, the clothes are every hypebeast’s dream.
The biggest highlight from this special collaboration between Alessandro Michele and Palace Skateboards’ co-founders, Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis? A safe manufactured by Conforti —of which there are only 10 of in the world— a nod to Gucci Vault, where the collection will be available exclusively on Oct.21, before the virtual concept takes on a physical format via pop-up stores in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bangkok, as well via takeovers of Palace stores in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
The collection’s launch, which was announced on Gucci’s Instagram page, is accompanied by a surrealist campaign and a video, directed by Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf, that sees Earth being taken over by another civilization, humans and aliens mingling, and extraterrestrial creatures taking a bath.
It’s no secret that Gucci loves a collaboration. In recent times, Michele has mastered a series of spectacular label partnerships with the likes of Adidas, The Northface, and Balenciaga.