Today the Italy – England match is played in the wardrobe: the two teams, led respectively by the brands Kappa e Palace, they do not oppose each other but collaborate together giving life to a collection that is a real gem, especially for the nostalgic. The first four hands on which the two realities streetwear they worked. The tape is then rewound and you go straight back to the 90s when monocolor tracksuits in acetate and football T-shirts reigned, worn by the exponents of britpop, a musical genre more than ever on the crest of the wave (remember Blur and Oasis?)
Palace x Kappa is the collaboration that gives a new design to iconic garments from the Kappa archive, such as soccer tracksuits, jackets and T-shirts. For the occasion, the historic Italian sportswear brand invited what in the environment is defined as the “British Supreme” to explore its historical archive in Turin: a collection that includes the iconic football jerseys and clothing that has made the style of the Britpop years emblematic.
The Palace design team focused on those vintage garments that they themselves, with nostalgia, remember wearing three decades ago and which include the game jerseys that represented the local teams, whose colors have evolved into weather. For the London brand, the one with Kappa is not the first chapter of its history linked to sports brands, after having worked a lot with Adidas in recent years and, in 2020, also with an appearance in the world of cycling with the Rapha brand and the team Ef procycling.
They are part of the partnership with Kappa oversized jackets with high collar and hooded jackets, short-sleeved shirts , baseball caps, tracksuits, long sleeve sweatshirts and a sporty shoulder bag. In addition to reinterpretations of cult garments such as the Kappa 222 Banda suit in polytricot, made in an original and playful Palace Kappa logo and in two colors, white and blue, reminiscent of the pastel shades of the Lazio uniforms.
The collection is completed by T-shirts with sleeves raglan inspired by the historic football jerseys in blue, yellow, white and black (like those of Parma and Juventus, of which both the colors and the design are remembered in the collection). Finally a bag for soccer shoes.
All garments and accessories feature a maxi joint Kappa and Palace logo, along with the classic Kappa bands and the triangular design of the Palace logo. The garments are already available in the Palace stores in London, New York and Tokyo; by DSM in London and Los Angeles and online at palaceskateboards.com.
So, if you can’t do without a signed Nineties look Palace x Kappa, there is nothing to do but immerse yourself in the nostalgia operation by treating yourself to an item from the capsule collection (to be chosen below in the gallery) that looks to the past but with an eye to the future.
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