C.P. Company and Palace have come together to launch an exclusive collab, that mixes C.P. Company’s premium sportswear legacy with British youth culture represented by the irreverent tongue in cheek attitude of Palace.
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.
The long duffle coat is inspired by a Montgomery duffle coat from the C.P. Company archive with an orginal 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.
Outerwear and accessories in technical garment dyed fabrics such as Nylon B, Flatt Nylon and Microreps Diamond Peach reflect the more contemporary part of the collection.
The result is a bright coloured 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 honour” Lorenzo Osti, C.P. Company President
“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…!” Lev Tanju, Palace Founder
The collection will be available online on C.P. Company and Palace official websites and official flagship stores worldwide from December 16th, 2022.
About C.P. Company
In 1971 Massimo Osti, a young graphic designer from Bologna who would go on to be recognized as the “godfather of urban sportswear,” founded the brand Chester Perry, famous for its screen-printed t-shirts. In 1978 he changed the name in C.P. Company. This drier, more mature name inaugurated one of the most explosive and influential bursts of creativity in the history of sportswear.
Over the last decades the brand has continued to pioneer a connoisseurial hybrid style that combines the functionality of vintage military, work and sportswear with intense fabric research and innovation, heightened by using garment dyeing, a technique which C.P. Company was the first brand in the world to pioneer in the mid-1970s. This hybridization of functional menswear and Italian fabric innovation is the origin of C.P. Company and still today remains the basis of every piece of clothing to carry the C.P. Company label.
Palace Skateboards the disruptive, witty and always surprising London based brand that authentically straddles the worlds of high fashion, streetwear and core skate. Founded in 2009 by Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis, the brand is available at Palace flagship stores globally in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo as well as online & Dover Street Market London and Los Angeles. www.palaceskateboards.com