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Palace's second collaboration with Adidas Originals is the most hotly anticipated streetwear release of the year.
Perhaps more hotly anticipated than the release of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens (and way more futuristic) is the sequel to Palace's 2014 collaboration with Adidas Originals, The Second Line.
Following the success of their initial partnership, the two brands have embarked on another mission together to explore the extreme possibilities of technical sportswear. Bunkered down in the Adidas facility in Nuremberg, the teams have been conspiring to engineer their most advanced and scientific range of high performance clothing yet. And with the combination of Adidas' precision and Palace's wayward invention, they have definitely succeeded; you will look 100% more stylish wearing it, and it will keep you 100% drier when it rains.
The Second Line sees Palace exploring the Adidas archives, modifying classic track and sports silhouettes with complex durable materials. They find the sweet spot between vintage and high concept futuristic garments. Retro footy tops take a radical swerve with the debut of a repeat-triangle grid embedded as a textured shadow pattern (which appears throughout the collection). Powder blue and silver grey tracksuits feature crinkle nylon shell and pique fabrics, all cut through with 3M reflective prints and bold Palace branding takeovers. Semi-transparent hyper-reflective hoods and reversible bucket hats will make sure you never lose your head in the dark. Palace's founder Lev Tanju excitedly explains: "It is for sure the best sportswear we have ever done."
The collaboration is an exercise in how two powerful brands like Palace and Adidas Originals can collide and celebrate the incredible history of a sportswear giant while also taking full advantage of their shared knowledge and expertise. The collaboration unrestrainedly pushes past the boundaries and delivers a line that is truly an original.
The Second Line will be available online at palaceskateboards.com from midnight Friday, May 1 and in-store from Saturday, May 2 at 26 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SW, and at selected retailers.
Text Jeremy Abbott
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