FRANCESCO RAGAZZI CHANNELS MIDWEST PUNK IN PALM ANGELS AW18 SHOW
Taking place in a former light bulb factory, the Palm Angels Autumn/Winter 2018 show brought out any teenage angst we’ve kept built up. Creative director and founder, Francesco Ragazzi, revealed a whimsical collection for his show in Milan during Men's Fashion Week. The clothing featured intense spikes, and decked out ski masks, making a very introverted statement.
The vision of the show, as told by Ragazzi, was a blend of contrasting influences of unadulterated punk with the American midwest. He used a famous painting by Grant Wood, titled American Gothic, as a pattern on a workwear shirt as well as a dress. The theme defiantly was emblazoned across the bold plaid patterns used in many pieces. American midwest meets gothic angst was showcased on their belts with a studded cowboy essence.
Ragazzi continues to succeed in the Urban Luxury category. His designs are both complex and intriguing. Ragazzi states at his show, “Being rebellious is always a part of my collections, but I think this time there’s a really interesting mix, a different perspective.” See more of the Palm Angels collection in the behind the scene photos in the gallery above.
Written by Alex Ceballos
Photography by Alexandre Gaudin