Palace knows how to collaborate, and its just-revealed team-up with its longstanding partner Juergen Teller shows the London-based skateboarding imprint doing what it does best. Now, we’ve got a closer look at everything dropping at Palace later this week.
Teller, a frequent Palace collaborator and the photographer who has shot its skate team, campaigns, and lookbooks in London, Palm Springs, Naples, Tokyo and Kentucky to name but a few, is known for his candid, sometimes provocative, but always honest photography. Here, Teller dives into his archives that date back to the ’80s for a collaboration with Palace, harmoniously combining his work with Palace’s aesthetic for something that’s indicative of the two together.
For example, the 1990 Frozen Dead Dog in a Bin image is perhaps one of Teller’s rawest, but now appears on the front a T-shirt alongside a Juergen Teller/Palace Triferg logo on the rear. The tote bag is another standout from the drop, featuring panels of pictures that depict various frogs exploring plates (which also happens to be his last name translated from German to English), while another T-shirt is — once again — a great must-have. On the front we find the dual-branded Triferg alongside handwritten text reading out “Bayern München Champions League Winner 2020” alongside a rear-placed self-portrait of Teller enjoying a cigarette and the football, which is taken from the piece Fußball Ist Unser Leben, Bubenreuth.
Hoodies spotlight Teller’s dear and late friend Judy Blame alongside a couple of nuts, while the other is a classic cigarette piece that shows a lot of cigarettes smoked by the Norwegian literary master Karl Ove Knausgard. Rounding out the drop is an array of graphic and photo decks, and an all-over printed shirt that, as Palace says, is of a “nice photograph of a dog being washed in the sink :).”
The Juergen Teller x Palace collaboration will drop on July 9 at 11 a.m. BST/11 a.m. EDT via the Palace store online and at Palace Shops in London, NYC, Los Angeles, and at Dover Street Market London and LA. Tokyo and China’s “Palace_Skateboards” WeChat will drop the collection at 11 a.m. JST/CST on July 10, and all purchases will come with a special newspaper featuring the Teller-shot lookbook.
In other news, Martine Rose and Nike have launched an England supporter’s jersey.
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