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Yes, you read that right: Brendan Babenzien's eco-conscious menswear label Noah and New Order have joined forces, creating a capsule collection that reflects the legendary band’s timeless punk Mancunian spirit. Inspired by designer Peter Saville’s alluring record designs for the group, it features ethically made garments and collectable art objects in equal measure. There are brightly printed T-shirts and bars of soap embossed with track titles Truth and Denial; a neon pink torch; a pack of gum that promises the perfect kiss, tote bags, jackets and classic crewnecks that are sleek and ergonomic in design. New Order’s enduring creative vision + Noah’s elevated casualwear = kindred spirits.
Craving a holiday? Yeah, us too. As we wait for the UK’s never-ending Covid restrictions to lift, you can catch some rays by way of Palace’s latest collaboration with legendary LA-based skate shop Lotties, founded in 2016 by Mike Gigilliotti. The capsule collection turns casualwear basics into subversive pieces of art, marrying tongue-in-cheek British humour with quintessential Angelino skate-style. Each piece features Gigilliotti’s hand-drawn illustrations: a basketball vest boasts cutesy flowers and barbed wire, while jackets, jeans, shirts and hoodies are decorated with abrasive drawings of ghouls, demons, punks and flames. And of course, this wouldn’t be a Palace collab without the occasional playful one-liner scribbled across a selection of items – “FARE THEE WELL”, “IT’S A FINE LIFE” and “IT’S PALACE YOU DICKHEAD” to name a few. Enjoy...
“puer decorum creations are my favourite discovery of 2020. their new approach to hats and accessories is really fresh. i discovered shop puer through fantastic toiles a beautifully curated shop by nasir in forest gate.”
“don’t even get me started on claire barrow. claire is an incredible artist, innovator as well as being such a sweetheart. i love collecting claire’s unique designs from hand painted leather garments to hoodies and hair accessories. i stan <3”
“i don’t know how ed combines 17thcentury grandeur with his proud british working class upbringing but he does and it’s fabulous, it’s authentic and i’m so grateful to have worked so much with ed! you constantly inspire me, i love you!”
“connor is my go to for unique and personalised accessories. so chic and refined. conor uses skin textures and body moulds to make the most beautiful jewellery! ”
“other couture has made all of my grills to date! handmade unique grill perfection! other couture can make all of your dreams come true from opals to black diamonds, so creative and beautiful! other couture almost gives michèle lamy a run for her money. almost ;)”
“my favourite place in london. fantastic toiles is not just a shop it’s a hub of exciting new artists and a place where people can go feel a part of something. i adore nasir mazhar who founded fantastic toiles, i’ve worn his amazing creations for years.”
“found this amazing black owned body butter company at a stall at a melrose market in la. the man at the stall explained that the shea butter was from senegal and was so pure you could eat it ha! i was sold and have been using it ever since.”
“my best friend suz put me onto this brand because it’s from cheltenham and hackney and that’s where immm frrommmm, both places, they are far apart whoaaa. coincidence. but actually, wow what amazing products i love their scents”
“one of my besties eloise found a love of candle making this year and her candles are sooo amazing. my favourite is eloise’s love-in candle. i burn them when i need some quiet time.”
“i initially found this company when i was recovering from fibroids. black girls need to be especially careful as a lot of our hair care products contain ingredients that are bad for our womb health. organic hair care is only full of natural ingredients, yay!”
“curl perfection for all curl patterns, this skimdo product is amazing and the method suggested when using this product can keep curls sweet for up to 4 days! it’s got a lovely fresh scent and although it holds my curls it’s remarkably light and not to oily. black owned and magical.”
“queen afua mother of self love and healing. queen afua’s work is focussed of womb health. combining diet, mental health, dance and life coaching, her advice and amazing book helps me be the best me.”
“anyone who knows me knows i love cake! omg! lily vanilli has made my birthday cake for the last few years. with all dietary requirements catered for lily vanilli cakes are yum yum yum <3″
“many of you have been patiently waiting for my magdalene perfume. a scent that i made with house of matriarch creator christi. christi’s scents are truly sublime, her knowledge of oils, spirituality and holistic medicines make her fragrances more of a day to day self love ritual than a lil spritz. i can’t wait for you to experience our magdalene fragrance it’s truly one of a kind.”
Get Palace Artois down your gullet, and raise a glass to the legendary skate brand’s surprise collaboration with the Reassuringly Expensive beer connoisseurs, dropping 19th February. If you’ve been missing the pub and longing for an ice-cold pint down your local boozer, look no further than this collection of elevated streetwear essentials and connoisseurs home bar accessories. Taking cues from Stella’s rich visual and cultural heritage, the capsule includes matching canvas jackets and pants, swim shorts, towelling hoodies, tees, and even a leather tote bag, chalice, card holder and wallet – all emblazoned with an ingeniously reworked Palace Artois logo. It might be a fair few months until we get to resume happy hour shenanigans (sigh) but until then, might as well dress up for the occasion.
The collection will be available in store at PALACE NYC, LA and Tokyo, Dover Street Market and online at palaceskateboards.com on Friday.