- Words Isabelle Cassidy
Palace has unveiled its “CK1 Palace” collaboration with Calvin Klein, an unexpected drop including unisex denim, tees, and underwear.
After some heavy teasing on Instagram, Palace and Calvin Klein have officially unveiled their “CK1 Palace” collection. Named inline with the drop’s CK ONE fragrance re-release, Calvin Klein’s classic color palette features throughout the capsule. The pair have also created a custom logo combining Calvin Klein branding with Palace’s iconic skate tri-ferg.
When it comes to the campaign video, the visuals scream no expense spared. Recruiting Alasdair McLellan to shoot a film to mark the collaboration, the theme is the label’s home cities of New York and London. Featuring Palace team skaters, more unexpected cameos come from the likes of Willem Dafoe, Dame Joan Collins, The Pet Shop Boys, and Unknown T. It really is worth a watch.
Launching the collection, Palace founder Lev Tanju said: “I feel so lucky to launch our first ever fragrance with Calvin Klein. CK ONE disrupted the Status Quo and to be able to make a new version of it in a Palace way has been a dream. I grew up admiring the iconic Calvin Klein campaigns of the early ’90s for their simplicity and their forward-thinking depiction of fashion that appealed to everyone. It was so visually impactful: the casting, the energy, it really remains unmatched. From the first call with the Calvin team, I knew there was so much we could do. This collaboration has grown organically and I’m proud of everything we’ve created together.”