Although most of us would rather pretend that summer will never come to an end, Palace has customers sorted for the brisk fall months that lie ahead. The London-based skateboard/streetwear company previewed their upcoming Autmn offerings on July 30th and left no stone unturned.
Followers of the skateboarding scene will surely be familiar with Palace. Founded in 2009 by Lev Tanju; a London skateboarder through and through who spent his teenage years at Southbank (an iconic unofficial UK skate venue) for 12-hours a day. A loud and accessible logo is a prerequisite for any cult-skate brand, which Palace carries in spades with their “Tri-Ferg Logo”. Today the brand has 4 brick and mortar locations across the globe, with celebrities from Kanye West to Jonah Hill being spotted wearing Palace garments. One of the orginal members of the Palace skateboarding team Lucien Clarke has become the first skateboarder signed to Louis Vuitton, to read more about this check out this HOLR article.
The fall 2021 collection, captured by photographer Will Scarborough, has all the mainstays of an autumn wardrobe and then some. Bulky leather jackets, zip-up fleeces, and shell windbreakers are all present with some not-so-subtle Palace branding all over. The highlight of the collection as far as outerwear is concerned is a head-to-toe GORETEX outfit dubbed “The Don” in a bold purple colourway. Head-to-toe outfits have become a staple configuration for Palace, which is why a variety of matching hoodie and pant combinations are available from the collection. Pieces suited for underneath the sweater are present in the collection as well. Shirts ranging from short to long sleeves are offered with some extreme all-over prints featuring koi fish or anime.
For Palace, the collection’s accessories are almost as important as the clothing. The charming gadgets include a “Tri-Ferg” shaped ashtray, a printed Nalgene water bottle, and even clear tape with the palace logo for all your simple repair needs. Even a collaboration was revealed in the fall collection, the lasagna-loving feline Garfield appears on pants and shirts, and even a plush toy.
This is only the beginning of what Palace has in the works, as the season goes on more designs and projects are expected to be announced. On August 8th a project with longtime collaborator Adidas was announced titled Palaste. Stay tuned for more updates.