Since its launch in 2009, Palace Skateboards has revolutionised the streetwear market with canny pop culture references, off-beat marketing strategies, and a general ability to not take itself too seriously. Now, it seems the approach has paid off, as founder Lev Tanju has just bagged himself a shiny new creative directorship. This week, Fila announced that Tanju would be heading up its Fila+ label, a brand new “elevated” line by the Italian sportswear company. In a statement, Fila’s global brand president Todd Klein celebrated the appointment, saying that the company was “thrilled to welcome Lev,” and that his “forward-thinking approach is aligned with our mission to innovate while honouring Fila’s legacy as a premium sports brand.” Tanju also echoed those sentiments, saying in the same statement that, “Italy stands for all things stylish… and I want Fila’s rich Italian heritage to be at the heart of Fila+.”

By way of honouring this legacy, the Fila+ studio will be …