Palace Skateboards recently unveiled its latest collaboration and this time to be involved in this joint venture with the London-based skate-brand, is Jimmy’z.
A cult company founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, Jimmy’z has as its claim three words “Surf. Skate. Relate.”, which are a manifesto of the brand’s philosophy and aesthetic.
The popularity of the Los Angeles brand was born from an invention, that of placing an adjustable Velcro closure at the waist of surf shorts, instead of a belt. This gimmick won over virtually everyone, from surfers to skateboarders, rock stars to Hollywood actors, and artists to musicians.
The collaboration between Palace and Jimmy’z is mainly based on the concept of legacy and consists of an updated version of shorts, short-sleeved shirts with all-over print, a cotton bomber jacket three different T-shirts. The color palette featured in the collection is perfect for the hottest season of the year, in fact we find colors such as white, pastel pink and mint color.
Hsu began skateboarding in the early 1990s and in a 2013 interview recounted, “I remember the reason I started skating was because I would see these guys with green hair and baggy pants and they looked so silly, and I wanted to be like that”.
His passion for photography was born as he began his pro-skater career by starting a collaboration with Vice, and in September 2010, he exhibited his work at the Steinsland Berliner Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her Table For One photo project was published as a zine in January 2013. Sold by Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose, the zine documents Hsu’s obsession with people eating alone, accompanied by a Tumblr blog of the same name online since November 2014. Grape Magazine described Table For One as “Hsu’s ode to loneliness”.
The Killing Season, his first photography book, was published in a limited edition of only 150 copies. The book chronicles his journey in Vietnam moving from north to south by moped but always together with his skateboard.
The capsule collection in collaboration between Palace and Jimmy’z will be released on Friday, June 3 through Palace’s web store and in flagships in London, New York and Los Angeles.