Palace‘s eleventh consecutive Summer 2022 drop is a little bit different this week, as the London-based skateboarding stalwart dedicates its release calendar to its comprehensive collaboration with the cycling brand Rapha.
Two weeks ago, Palace previewed its collaboration with Rapha which was made to celebrate the return of Tour de France Femmes. It centered around a limited-edition run of switch-out kits for the riders of the EF Education-TIBCO-SVB and EF Education-EasyPost teams, as well as a custom fleet of Cannondale racing bikes, and now this and much more is set to release later this week.
Split between “Off-Bike” and “On-Bike,” the collaboration kicks off with a pair of Crocs. Bolstered by the custom Rapha and Palace Jibbits, which include the symbol for the female gender, signature branding pieces, ED Education First logos and more, you’ll find a body made from rubber that’s tinted and ombré’d in pink and blue tones, before Palace’s Triferg logo sits inside the shoe.
Elsewhere, a range of technical jackets can be seen alongside cycling caps (which happen to be a big trend this summer), T-shirts adorned with a P-hugging dragon graphic, sweaters and hoodies, long-sleeve tops and cropped jerseys, cropped shirts with technical pockets on the front, shorts, tactical vests, skirts of a similar theme that can split into two, and track pants.
As for the “On-Bike” selection, Palace and Rapha offer EF Education First Pro Team aero jerseys and complementing bib shorts, more cycling caps, socks, and handy musettes.
As for the rest of the collection, it will be available on Palace online and in-stores worldwide, at Rapha online, and in select Rapha Clubhouses globally. The Week 11 drop arrives in Palace’s New York, London and L.A. stores on July 15 at 11 a.m. BST/12 p.m. CET/11 a.m EST/8 a.m PST. It will then launch on July 16 in Japan in-store, online and via WeChat. Take a closer look at the pieces above.
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