Not a month goes by without PALACE unveiling a collaborative collection with a premium brand. At the London-based streetwear brand, capsules and collaborations follow one another at a dizzying pace and the latest is with Italian sportswear pioneer C.P. Company.
Guided by the aesthetic values of both brands – C.P. Company’s high-end sportswear heritage and dyeing expertise, and PALACE’s irreverent, cheeky attitude – the London-based brand delved into C.P. Company’s vast archives to revisit some of the brand’s iconic pieces like the duffle coat and lambswool sweater, adding them alongside its own staples, such as the bomber jacket and sweatpants.
For example, PALACE reinterprets the C.P. Company duffle coat with an original striped pattern inspired by old army blankets, while the coat’s soft wool fabric has been treated with a coating that makes it lean into a performance. Other outerwear and accessories were also revisited with technical fabrics, such as Nylon B, Flatt Nylon and Microreps Diamond Peach, while there’s also C.P. Company’s iconic Ba-Tic hooded canvas combat jacket available here in purple and faded black. Hiking boots, Fair Isle sweaters, goggle hoodies, logo t-shirts and aviator jackets round out the collection.
Commenting on the collaboration, Lorenzo Osti, current president of C.P. Company, says, “I’m in love with Palace since I discovered the brand years ago: I love their attitude, irreverent but humble, ironic but with a lot to say. And when I met Gareth and Lev, I just had the confirmation that great brands come from great people. Working with them has been easy and fun, but more than everything, a great honor.”
“Working with C.P. Company is a big deal for me personally. I have been a lifetime massive fan of what Lorenzo and his family have done for not just my wardrobe but menswear and sportswear in general, they are the innovators that changed everything. The Osti family basically invented everything I like to wear except for flip flops.
I rate Paul Harvey too, he also designed some of my favourite outerwear pieces ever…!”, also says Lev Tanju, founder of PALACE.
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The collection is already available online at cpcompany.com and palaceskateboards.com and in select flagship stores of both brands.
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