Similar to what Supreme and Stüssy have been able to accomplish in the U.S., Palace has been instrumental in solidifying London’s skate culture sphere since first popping up on the scene over 10 years ago. The UK-based brand bears grassroots ties to urban fraternities and often takes subversive swipes at cultural sub-genres in a playful, yet stylish manner. Palace is known to embrace kitschy graphics and teasing text upheld by sporty silhouette styles that skittishly disrupt traditional design tenets. Palace’s forthcoming collaboration with Anarchic Adjustment drives home the above point fittingly.
For those unfamiliar with Anarchic Adjustment, the brand began to spread its wings in the late ‘80s under Nick Philip, whose persona acts as a meeting place between punk, acid house, freestyle BMX sensitivities and West Coast rave culture. With that in mind, both camps joined forces for the Spring 2020 season, assembling a capsule collection rife with punk-style imagery central to each’s design principles.
Spread out over a range of hoodies, T-shirts and long-sleeved crewnecks are a series of disruptive phrases like “London Counter Culture” and “nothing is true, everything is permitted” mixed in alongside familiar Palace branding. Equally as eye-catching is a color palette that sees stark black mix in with deep green and neon yellow.
The new Anarchic Adjustment x Palace Spring 2020 capsule will be made available on April 24 through Palace’s official web store. In other streetwear news, Supreme unveiled a new collection highlighting rock band, My Bloody Valentine.