This article was published on October 14, 2022 and updated on October 25, 2022
Hold my jacket, the front pages, and even the phone: Palace Skateboards x Gucci is finally happening, as the Italian luxury house confirmed exclusively to Highsnobiety.
After months of waiting, and just when you thought 2022 couldn’t get any busier for Palace (think Calvin Klein, Mercedes-AMG, and Arc’teryx collabs, to name a few), the London skate imprint has come up trumps at the last minute alongside Gucci Vault with arguably its biggest collab to date.
While the official Palace x Gucci announcement on October 13 may have come as a surprise to some, others have been expecting the collaborative collection for months.
Countless bad mock-ups and wild rumors have been milling their way around the world's widest web, making it feel like it was only a matter of time before Palace Gucci (Gucci Palace? Palucci? Galace?) finally came to fruition.
Well, it's here and, as is normal for any Gucci collaboration (or Palace, for that matter), it’s big and beautiful.
Melding the skate label’s extensive stylistic influences with the Italian house’s unmatched cross-generational influence, the Palace x Gucci collection is designed instinctively for the streets, a place where Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele believes “fashion comes alive,” he said in a statement.
Naturally the collaboration merges the aesthetics and languages of each label, no more so than in the fusing of Gucci’s GG monogram with Palace’s Tri-Ferg logo, a love letter to cultural crossover.
The collection itself spans apparel and accessories for all genders, including a selection of womenswear-exclusive designs, a landmark first for Palace.
Encompassing statement leather jackets, knit bombers, graphic T-shirts, and football-inspired jerseys (not “blokecore” FGS), the Palace x Gucci collection is exactly the meeting of the minds you want to see between an industry-defining luxury juggernaut and one of the world's biggest streetwear brands.
Plus, you can get your fill of monogrammed kicks with the Palace x Gucci sneakers, which range from crispy loafers to Palace's first women's sneaker.
It could be convincingly argued that the Palace x Gucci accessories are even more impressive than the apparel, especially if the co-branded MOTO GUZZI V7 motorbike (yes, a monogrammed motorcycle) and Palace Gucci safe have anything to say.
Only 50 pieces of the former and 10 of the latter will ever be made so, if they tickle your fancy, get moving.
While the collection will initially launch exclusively through Gucci's Vault website on October 21, it will be also available IRL.
Palace x Gucci will be assuming physical form through Vault pop-up stores in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bangkok — the first brick-and-mortar moment for Vault — as well as Palace's flagship stores in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
Expect facades like the one above, revealed exclusively to Highsnobiety: all color, all fun. It's Palace x Gucci, baby!