The Vault Officially Opens Its Doors Unveiling The Highly-Anticipated Palace Gucci Streetwear Collection
An Italian Luxury Fashion House meets a London streetwear brand, born and raised in the twenty-first century. The outcome? Opposites attract with a melded, harmonious collection that takes inspiration straight from the street, where fashion comes alive.
A clash of two different worlds, at a first glance, but instead discovers a convergence of meanings that unite the brands within a single aesthetic expression. Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele invited Palace Skateboards, and its co-founders Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis, to unify the pair in the name of streetwear.
Echoing the heritage and legacy of Gucci, Palace was the underground force of men’s fashion throughout the 2010s. Through an array of pieces, the collection captures the hybridisation of the two creative universes aligning. Inspired by the boldly British brand’s archives and the inherently Italian House’s generational influence on youth culture, the road, the rodeo, skate, and sport are all fused together within this collection to represent the multifaceted identity of contemporary street culture – from football to house music, and moto-riding. This is a place where fashion has no hierarchy.
Crafting clothing and accessories for all genders (and notably Palace’s debut women’s ready-to-wear designs), this collection speaks everything Palace and Gucci with the merging aesthetics of both powerful logos – the double-G with the Tri-Ferg. The Gucci Horsebit Loafer, a staple of the 2000s uniform, is seen reinvented with a ‘P’ charm that infiltrated the monogram canvas, again a literal overlap of the identities. Soccer tees, denim, and tracksuits are also present, whilst duffles are reshaped with a pyramid-esque Tri-Ferg and a recoloured monogram in bubblegum pink, camouflage, and baby blue. Bearing the epitome of high-end streetwear, we are also introduced to a shearling jacket and two-piece motorbike suit.
Going beyond its high expectations, the duo also extends the collection beyond clothing, with limited-edition items such as the iconic V7 motorbike – in a never-seen-before partnership with MOTO GUZZI. The exclusive 50 retro-infused V7’s features a blend of the three brands, as it is dressed in Palace’s classic woodland cameo and upholstered in GG embossed leather. A witty nod to the name of the ‘Vault’, a dual-branded Palace Gucci safe also makes an appearance, with just 10 worldwide.
The collection is available to shop now, online exclusively through the Gucci Vault, and also taken IRL with pop-up stores in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok – as well as takeovers in London, New York and Los Angeles – so keep your eyes peeled. This is certainly one to get a hold of!