Two icons meet and collaborate–the Italian sportswear brand C.P. Company and the London skating apparel and gear Palace. The two brands have come together to launch an exclusive colab, that mixes C.P. Company's premium sportswear legacy with British youth culture represented by the irreverent tongue in cheek attitude of the skating brand.
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Photo: C.P. Company
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Born out of the capital's South Bank skate culture, Palace has a unique ability to mix vintage and contemporary influences when creating their collections, and this capsule reflects Palace's interpretation of C.P. Company's technical abilities, especially seen in garment dyeing expertise.

 



Led by the aesthetic values that both brand communities share, Palace looked to C.P. Company's vast archive and the brand's technical know-how for inspiration, picking out key pieces such as the duffle coat and the lambswool jumper, while adding Palace staples such as the bomber jacket and the sweatpants.

C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Photo: C.P. Company
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
The long duffle coat is inspired by a Montgomery duffle coat from the C.P. Company archive with an original striped pattern, inspired by old army blankets. Part of the Rubber Wool design, the coat fabric is treated to give the soft wool a performance-orientated structure.
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Photo: C.P. Company
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Outerwear and accessories in technical garment dyed fabrics such as Nylon B, Flat Nylon and Microreps Diamond Peach reflect the more contemporary part of the collection.

 

 



The result is a bright colored palette with playful ideas and details firmly based in British culture, an aesthetic that is crucial to both brand's DNA.

 




"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," said Lorenzo Osti, C.P. Company's president.

C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Photo: C.P. Company
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
"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 favorite outerwear pieces ever!" commented Lev Tanju, Palace's founder.
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
Photo: C.P. Company
C.P. Company Palace collaboration
The collection will be available online on C.P. Company and Palace official websites and official flagship stores worldwide from December 16, 2022.

 






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