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The latest collaboration from the Moncler Genius Project sees the luxury brand partnered with Francesco Ragazzi, the brainchild behind iconic label Palm Angels. Inspired by LA skate culture, Milan-born Ragazzi began Palm Angels as a photography project in 2011, documenting the street wear he saw sported on the skater-boy spattered streets of California. A peak into American culture from an Italian perspective, the endeavour evolved into a book published by Rizzoli in 2014, and subsequently into clothing in 2015, immortalising its highly revered gothic logo into an array of spray painted t-shirts, sought-after hoodies, track jackets and tracksuits.

The Moncler Genius project, launched in 2018, has seen some of the most innovative and game changing designers of the generation offer up their takes on the Moncler classics, including Craig Green, JW Anderson and Simone Rocha. The project is now one of the most anticipated shows each season and the 8 MONCLER PALM ANGELS is no exception.

Working around the idea of a vintage store, Ragazzi devised the collection to be a place where different, even disparate elements mix. Eschewing pre-set seasonal codes, he took the approach to rework the Moncler staples, turning things upside down with his own unique perspective. He refashioned the signature Moncler logo, replacing the cockerel emblem over the word Moncler with an elegant palm. The puffer jacket was cropped and reimagined in new fabrics, think satin and suede, bandana-print cotton and teddy fleece. Hawaiian and terrain print shirts were blown up and elongated and padded, turning them into outerwear. Sweaters are oversized or printed with flower and bandana motifs; cords are opened on the sides with taped zips. The pyjama set comes in Hawaiian prints. Bags include jacquard canvas totes, weekend holdalls and padded totes, which have been given long sleeve-like straps that can be styled around the hips. The freewheeling look is completed with caps, beanies and sneakers.

Championing Moncler’s commitment to a sustainable future, the 8 MONCLER PALM ANGELS collection is made using fabrics crafted from low impact materials such as ECONYL® – a regenerated nylon derived from ocean and land-based waste – organic cotton and recycled polyester, and buttons and zips are made from recycled metal and brass.

Discover the looks from the collection below and buy online now at the Palm Angels store and the Moncler store.


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