January 29, 2023
Finest Palace Collaborations of 2022

Barely every week glided by with no Palace collaboration in 2022.

Regardless of the London skate model’s whole omnipresence in your social feeds all year long, nothing ever felt oversaturated or overdone.

Every partnership was stuffed with recent concepts, with inventive route that took followers to complete new dimensions, visuals that can reside lengthy within the reminiscence, and clothes that can stand the check of each time and pattern cycles.

From low-key link-ups to million pound luxurious roll-outs, right here’s the very best of the very best when it got here to Palace’s collaborations all through 2022.

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Linking Zinedine Zidane as much as skate with Lucas Puig for the gathering launch was one factor. Zizou making skating look as easy as when he performed soccer is one other. Then mix that with – for my part – the best-looking Palace collaborative items of all time. Coupe de Monde-winning ranges. — Jacob Davey

Mercedes-AMG

Following their first collaboration from final yr, Palace and Mercedes-AMG offered their second link-up mid-way by way of 2022.

Coming within the type of a automotive and attire assortment, the duo’s inspiration got here from the cosmopolitan aptitude of London, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo – with every of the areas being houses to Palace’s flagship shops.

Highlighting the mutual understanding the pair have of high-performance vehicles and avenue skateboarding, the gathering mixed adrenaline and suburban coolness. Moreover, the drop additionally constructed on the look of Artwork Automobiles and got here paired with a 23-piece vary that included jackets, gilets, hoodies, T-shirts, caps, and beanies.

Providing numerous on a regular basis staples, the Mercedes-AMG x Palace collaboration confirmed that skateboarding could be mixed with “motor mechanic” seems – and it was performed completely. — Jack Lynch

Engineered Clothes

Palace’s Engineered Clothes collaboration was rolled out with restricted fuss, however executed with consideration to element in abundance. A way more subtle hyperlink up than a few of their extra bombastic partnerships lately, the Daiki Suzuki-founded label and London skate model linked up for a run of reliably slick outerwear and winter-ready items. An underdog of a collab that truly packed loads of punch and panache. — Jacob Davey

C.P. Firm

The C.P.(alace) collaboration was a breath of recent air. The gathering introduced a number of up to date classics and so they explored the nice open air and the way it synonymously goes hand-in-hand with navy undertones.

Moreover, the capsule additionally welcomed a revitalized tackle C.P. Firm’s Ba-Tic goggle-hood layered canvas subject jacket with the model complemented by Palace’s sturdy affiliation with winter balaclavas.

Footwear was additionally a spotlight for C.P.(alace), with the brand new climbing boots coming in understated and earthy tones, whereas a second pair that mixes black and purple was out there for these on the lookout for one thing extra vibrant. — Jack Lynch

Elton John

Elton John may not be capable to land a kickflip, however you greatest imagine Palace’s show-stopping collaboration with the UK pop star shoved it proper up there amongst their greatest link-ups of the yr. The stunning partnership between Rocket Man and skate model celebrated the British music icon’s legacy and legendary music profession, whereas additionally tapping into Palace’s signature skate sign-offs.

A retro velour tracksuit, knitted jumpers, quick and long-sleeve T-shirts that includes iconic footage of him from throughout his profession, Elton was a large fan of the gathering, saying: “It actually captures the essence of youth and freedom from my time on the highway within the ‘70’s. I’ve by no means been a skateboarder however that’s not going to cease me carrying the lot.” — Jacob Davey

Gucci

When Alessandro Michele and Palace linked for his or her internet-breaking collaboration, it offered a mix of uniquely British parts with the understated sensibility that’s synonymous with Gucci as a luxurious chief.

Stand-outs from the collaboration got here within the type of the finer particulars, such because the collaboration brand; a badge that represents the essence of neighborhood. It was explored by way of the usage of Gucci’s Double-G and Palace’s Tri-Ferg motifs and was unfold throughout the attire vary, the lightning-fast MOTO GUZZI V7 motorcycle and a dual-branded Gucci x Palace secure – a reference to Gucci’s “Vault.” — Jack Lynch

Vans

Palace’s marketing campaign rollouts continued to get higher and higher because the yr went on, and so they ended 2022 in positive kind with the launch of their Vans Half Cab collab. Rory Milanes as soon as once more rose to problem of being Palace’s essential protagonist, morphing into prime Steve Jobs to showcase their new GORE-TEX Half Cab with Vans. Whereas the precise launch was a stripped-back pair of all-conditions skate sneakers, the corresponding advertising and marketing actually highlighted how Palace at the moment are, arguably, the very best inventive company on the earth. — Jacob Davey

Calvin Klein

For the streets of the UK, Palace’s collaboration with Calvin Klein was one of the vital thrilling link-ups of the yr.

The gathering starred numerous stars throughout its mini-movies, with Uma Thurman taking the lead function, whereas the likes of Michael Imperioli, Roddy Ricch, Ethel Useless, and the Palace Skate Crew made cameo appearances throughout the cities of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Blackpool.

Among the best options, nonetheless, got here to mild when UK drill star, Unknown T was filmed touring throughout London in a traditional double-decker bus, proving to be one of many stand-out moments for British rap in 2022. — Jack Lynch

Umbro

Relating to greatest Palace ever, long-time model lovers will keep in mind the primary time the London label teamed up with Umbro again in 2012 for *that* soccer shirt assortment. Bringing the essence and success of that hyperlink up again a decade later forward of the 2022 World Cup, Palace re-injected the identical football-inspired aptitude into vibrant shirts, tracksets and extra pub-ready attire. — Jacob Davey

Rapha

Palace’s collaboration with Rapha was the model’s eleventh consecutive Summer time 2022 drop and the gathering was centered round a limited-edition assortment of switch-out kits for riders of the EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB and EF Schooling-EasyPost groups, as properly a customized assemblage of Cannondale racing bikes.

The gathering spotlight got here within the type of a pair of Crocs and so they had been complemented by customized Rapha and Palace Jibbits – all of which included the image for the feminine gender.

Moreover, the sneakers had been coated in hues of pink and blue, whereas the customary Palace Tri-Ferg was printed into the insole. — Jack Lynch

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