In a natural, yet unexpected collision, Palm Angels and Missoni have come together to celebrate the progression of Italian craft. Known for its relentless shifting of codes with Francesco Ragazzi at the helm, Palm Angels looked to continue its irreverent agenda by tapping into the iconicism of Missoni, one of the longest-standing Italian brands.
For the capsule collection, Ragazzi worked closely with Angela Missoni to form a street leaning range that builds on the patterns and lengths, of colors, volumes and shapes of Missoni. Boxy tailoring is accented by smudging spray paint that accompanies bold branding displays drawn from Missoni’s archives found throughout. The contemporary outlook resulted in a mix of tracksuits, zip-up cardigans, hooded sweatshirts, oversized T-shirt dresses, trousers and skirts defined by a tropical feel. Other items include berets, shoulder bags, totes, sneakers and sandals that continue the irreverent collision.
“Missoni is an authentic landmark of Italian creation and artisanal know-how. With this collaboration, we wanted to offer a different take, my own take actually, on the Missoni heritage. A fusion of both DNAs, with an urban, relaxed feel,” says Francesco Ragazzi.
“I have been drawn to Francesco’s work with Palm Angels from the very beginning, for its unique energy. My parents founded Missoni on an open mindset: a pioneering spirit which I brought forward through all the collaborations I developed over the years. I am particularly proud of how fresh and spontaneous the dialogue with Palm Angels came out,” says Angela Missoni.
The Palm Angels x Missoni capsule will be available on Palm Angels and Missoni’s websites, at retail locations and from select retailers June 30. Head over to HYPEBAE to catch an exclusive chat with Angela Missoni about the collaboration.
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