One of the world’s leading photographers in the art and fashion space, Juergen Teller, has been tapped by Palace to collaborate on a new capsule collection. The series includes hoodies, t-shirts, a dress shirt, a tote and, true to the British skate brand, skateboards.
Teller has worked with Palace since 2018, shooting their skate team for campaigns and their lookbooks in locations spanning London, Palm Springs, Tokyo and Kentucky. For this project, the German photographer both shot new work and dove into his archive of photos that encompasses work from his debut in the late 1980s to the present day.
One somber image, printed on a button-down dress shirt, pictures a lifeless dog that Teller found frozen in a trash bin in Czechoslovakia, having travelled back to his father’s hometown after his passing. Another visual, in the classic perverse style of the photographer, covers a hoodie with magnified cigarette butts, all of which were smoked by Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård.
As for Teller’s more recent works, the two collages, printed on a hoodie and a skateboard, were created during lockdown, when Teller was inspired by the constraint of resources and pushed to think outside the box.
The collection will be available on July 9 at 11am BST/11am EDT via the Palace store online and at Palace Shops in London, NYC, Los Angeles, as well as at Dover Street Market in London and Los Angeles, followed by its Tokyo and China “Palace_Skateboards” WeChat releases at 11am JST/CST respectively on July 10. A limited-edition newspaper featuring the lookbook shot by Teller will be gifted with every purchase in store.
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