In one of the most highly anticipated drops of the season, Palace give us a glimpse of what to expect from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which also sees the brand re-launch their website for the release.
I’m sure the internet will be going into meltdown when the collection launches tomorrow (Friday 13th of March), although this is mainly down to the hype around the brand, the Spring/Summer release further reiterates why Palace have got to where they are today and is a solid representation of the brands growth. Focusing in on more technical outerwear pieces, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection sees Palace step away from their more graphic based staples and rather concentrates on providing more considered, functional garments that serve for skating just as well as for ‘hitting the pub with your mates’. It’s a far cry from the brands initial t-shirt line, but from its humble beginnings up until now, the brand has continued to maintain their recognisable style.
There is a great mix of outerwear, from lightweight nylon windbreakers to more heavyweight wool bombers, all of which are 100% British made and give consideration to the British ‘summer’. From what we can see from the visuals, the collection is rounded off with some strong graphic based long-sleeves and headwear options, from 5-panels to beanies.
Off the back of their nostalgic sportswear release with Adidas the last year, in which we were beginning to see glimmers of how the brand was planning to develop, we see Palace really step up operations not only through the clothing they produce but as a clothing company. Known for their experimental graphic pieces, they have successfully channeled their creativity into new ventures, in particular cut and sew, offering high quality clothing with a large sportswear influence. As a UK based site its inspiring to see a London skate brand grow and be recognised and widely respected worldwide, simply by doing something they love and supporting those around them. Their latest release continues to bring the brands unique aesthetic that encapsulates British style and fuses it with UK skate influence.
The Palace Spring/Summer 2015 release will be available from the brands web store – palaceskateboards.com, from Friday the 13th of March.
Image source – I-D