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Palace collaborated with British band, Happy Mondays

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Sep 21, 2020

Skateboard shop and clothing brand Palace, had a buzzing summer full of collaborative collection releases and weekly drops for their Fall 2020 collection. Over the weekend, they unveiled a new collaboration with Happy Mondays, the iconic English Salford rock band.

 

 

The 2009 founded London-based skate imprint and legendary rock band collaborated on new apparel that references the band’s influence on the rock scene and rave culture in Britain in the late ‘80s (if you haven’t seen Everybody In The Place – An Incomplete History of Britain 1984 -1992 by Jeremy Deller, I urge you to do so). 

 

 

As expected, given the two giants collaborating, the pieces are quite loud, with offerings such as button-up shirts emblazoned with stills from “Step On,” the band’s 1990 hit video. Graphic tees featuring Mark “Bex” Berry with maracas, as well as an all-over-print head turning Harrington jacket come with matching bucket hats that nod at the band’s Greatest Hits artwork. 

 

What we love about Palace is their fresh new collaborations that each genuinely speak to the groups they are collaborating with. This is at times rare to achieve without having all the clothes look more or less the same. The brand got the band members Bez and Shaun Ryder to model for the collection’s lookbook and corresponding video, which, as always, features Palace’s sense of humor. 

 

 

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The Happy Mondays x Palace Fall 2020 capsule released online and in-store last Friday. You can grab them for resell now via stockx.com.

 

 

Photos via Palace