Italian designer Francesco Ragazzi presented Palm Angels‘ Spring Summer 2018 collection, inspired by American surf culture, on Monday June 19th, during the recently finished Milano Fashion Week.
“Assertive proportions. Visual clarity. Bold silhouettes. Pragmatic forms: parkas, duster coats, field jackets, boxy shirts, oversize fatigues, boarding shorts, miniskirts, scuba suits. Functional details get twisted: drawstring, dangling straps. Palm patterns get micro, giving rhythm, or macro, making a statement. Sun-faded effects attack surfaces, in an act of disobedience.
RAGE is spelt out loud, and clear. Hints of formality – a tailored blazer – are taken on the wrong route, to the beach. Shore hues: red, black, orange, sand, grey. Nylon, canvas, gaberdine, cotton.
Practical accessories: hoods, bucket hats, sport bibs, backpacks, totes. The same spirit, and a sporty physicality, link men and women, which is officially a debut for Palm Angels. Masculinity, in protest. Femininity, too. Under a black sun.“