Palace is irreverent, inimitable, and always iconic, and now it follows up on odd-ball collaborations with the likes of McDonald’s with a tea set and board collection made in tandem with Wedgwood.
But it’s not as left-field as you might initially think. Wedgwood is 260 years old, so it’s intrinsically connected to Great Britain’s antiquated identity. Think serving sets, tea and biscuits, finger sandwiches, and Bone China for the most honourable scones. Palace gets history and subcultures (having worked with everything from Gucci and Y-3 to Moschino), and its Wedgwood collaboration is no exception to the cause.
The fine crockery is decorated with a historic Wedgwood “Strawberry and Vine” motif that’s combined with a classic Art Deco border, clashing with gold trimming. It features upon a plate, a tea cup and matching saucer, and a teapot, with all proudly bearing Palace’s moniker.
As for the skateboard, Palace gets more nuanced by referencing Wedgwood’s Jasperware – drenching the deck in the pale blue hue often found on these signature vases. On the reverse side, the deck is seen covered in the warped black dot pattern, before being bordered and crowned in Palace’s Triferg motif that now sports Wedgwood’s moniker alongside the aforementioned “Strawberry and Vine” design.
To round the quintessentially British collaboration off, Palace has tapped Alasdair McLellan to direct a short film inspired by The Antiques Roadshow, which sees ceramics expert Lars Tharp examine the Palace x Wedgwood collection alongside Palace skaters Savannah Stacey Keenan, Danny Brady, and Chewy Canon.