This is surely one of the most exciting collaborations of 2022 so far, considering Palace’s fun high-spirited aesthetic juxtaposed with Calvin Klein’s classic minimalism. This project creatively revamps CK’s iconic underwear garments, the CK ONE fragrance, as well shaking things up by introducing limited-edition Vans sneakers.
What makes this capsule stand out is the fact the two successful brands have created a custom logo together which features Calvin Klein branding with Palace’s tri-Ferg. They are made in such a way where they are slapped across basketball jerseys, baggy shorts, faded-wash denims with modern details.
To complement the designs and look, Palace helped create a limited run of “CALVANS,” with Vans with another custom logo.
Alasdair McLellan drove the campaign for the occasion, grounded in honouring the brands’ respective home cities of NY and London, as well as celebrating self-expression and inclusivity. It stars Palace team skaters such as Lucien Clarke and Charlie Birch.
Some other key names featured in the campaign include The Pet Shop Boys, Adwoa Aboah, Lola Leon, Precious Lee and Unknown T. Squid Game actress Hoyeon Jung and Parasite and Itaewon Class actor Park Seo-joon also make appearances.
Besides the clothing, the collaboration introduces a new form of the CK ONE fragrance, marking the first time a collaborator has played a part. The aroma from the fragrance is noted as “Frosted Mandarin,” “Violet Leaf” and “Oakmoss.”
Away from the apparel, Lev Tanju (Palace founder) has spoken on his excitement of this fragrance launch: “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…from the first call with the Calvin team, I knew there was so much we could do. I’m proud of everything we’ve created together.”
The Palace x Calvin Klein collection will be fully revealed on April 8 on the official Calvin Klein and Palace’s stores including key London, NY and L.A stores. Japan will see its launch a day later (April 9th).