The polish of luxury Italian fashion and grit of Los Angeles skate culture are worlds apart – or, so you might think. But in 2014, designer Francesco Ragazzi made a link between the two with his brand Palm Angels, a label which embraces classic tailoring and relaxed streetwear simultaneously.
This week, 8 Moncler Palm Angels is set to drop: the second collaboration between Palm Angels and Moncler, which debuted at Milan Fashion Week in February. To mark its launch – quite literally – an anonymous graffiti artist tagged the London Moncler flagship store with the Palm Angels logo, in a move that mirrors the disruptive theme of the collection itself, where jackets and t-shirts have been sprayed with the same red typography.
“I started with the idea of an art gallery and vandalisation as transformation into art,” says Ragazzi of the store-front tagging, which coincides with the start of the Moncler Genius World Tour, a series of upcoming events coinciding with the launch of each designer’s collection. Tonight, to celebrate 8 Moncler Palm Angels, Dazed 100-nominated rapper Octavian will perform at a secret location in London.
The co-ed, 8 Moncler Palm Angels collection will be hitting stores worldwide tomorrow on June 6. Preview it here.