Moncler Genius x Palm Angels
A year after its groundbreaking inception, Moncler Genius continues to collaborate with both established and up-and-coming designers like Craig Green and Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara to create capsule lines.
This time, the spotlight turns to Palm Angels, the brainchild of Francesco Ragazzi. Milan-born Ragazzi started Palm Angels in 2011 as a photographic documentation of LA’s skater culture which evolved into a book before he finally released a clothing line in 2015.
For this Moncler x Palm Angels collection, Ragazzi mixed the essence of Moncler with something darker, whilst keeping the function of the garments. Punk elements are contrasted with urban silhouettes and the look is striking – volumes are big and assertive, while laminated surfaces, either pristine or worn out, make for an eye-catching effect.
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Ragazzi took inspiration from candy wrapper metallic shades and trashed them, used metallic nylon for the classic duvet, which was blown up to humongous proportions, and for very loose, very long rave trousers.
Puffers are decorated with all over collages while graffiti-sprayed Palm Angels on t-shirts and sleeveless duvets give the impression of artistic, vandalistic appropriation. Punky & spiky studs are featured as decorations while this season’s slogan “Mind Control” is seen embellished throughout the garments.
Zippers are placed on the front as well as the back of outerwear, allowing for multiple uses. The Moncler logo swarms in colorful ways all over accessories.
With this Palm Angels collaboration, Moncler Genius once again proves its progressive ethos based on invention and innovation.