If you’re in search of an outlet that carries classic, yet modern menswear, you may want to check out Palm Angels. Founded in 1992, the store is the brainchild of Francesco Ragazzi, who is a former fashion editor. He envisioned a place where his vision of a modern-day purveyor of understated, unpretentious luxury could become a reality. Whether you’re in the market for a pair of pants, a dress or a leather jacket, you’re sure to find it here.
Founded by Francesco Ragazzi
Palm Angels is an Italian luxury streetwear fashion brand. It was founded by Francesco Ragazzi, an artist and photographer who studied at the Politecnico di Milano and worked for Moncler for a decade. The brand combines the best of Italian tailoring with Californian streetwear. Featuring bold colours and anarchic aesthetics, it’s an apt blend of luxury and streetwear.
In 2011, Francesco Ragazzi began a project to document skateboard culture in Los Angeles. This project ultimately led to a photographic book by Rizzoli, a publication that included illustrations by Javier Calleja.
Reflection of Francesco Ragazzi’s mind
Francesco Ragazzi is a name that’s familiar to fashion hounds, and one that’s no stranger to his peers. For the past two decades, he’s worked with some of the most innovative names in the business. His most recent gig is at Moncler, where he’s got the creative reins, and he’s a man with a vision. He’s the architect of Moncler’s new flagship store on Madison Avenue, and he’s also in the middle of an extensive global tour. Before he heads home, he’s scheduled to stop by New York City’s Soho district for a little taste of Italy, and maybe a few shots with the city’s sexiest gents.
Store inspired by the white cube art gallery
Palm Angels has opened its first flagship store in Hong Kong. The design of the store is inspired by the archetype of a white cube art gallery.
In collaboration with Studio April, Francesco Ragazzi designed the Palm Angels store. A minimalist facade with white lacquered glass panels and polished marble floors are prominent features of the shop. Also featured is neon artwork by Canadian artist Thrush Holmes.
The interior of the store was also designed by Ragazzi. Several elements were imported from abroad to complete the aesthetics of the store.
Classic track pants one of the brand’s most coveted silhouettes
If you are into fashion you have probably come across Palm Angels, an Italian clothing label that is known for its preppy tailoring and naughty attitude. The brand has been spotted on the red carpet of several famous Hollywood celebrities in the recent past. Its SS22 collection is no exception. You can find their track suits, shirts and tees for men and women of all ages.
One of their most popular and iconic pieces is the Classic track pant, or CAT for short. It is made from a sultry red technical jersey, and features a streamlined profile, pin tuck pleats and a well-placed slash if you will. For the real sport, you can spruce up the look with a matching jacket and a pair of lace ups.
Company’s acquisition by Farfetch
Farfetch, a UK-based online luxury fashion retailer, announced the company’s acquisition of New Guards Group. The deal is set to close by the third quarter of the year. With the purchase, Farfetch will gain access to the portfolio of New Guards, which includes Heron Preston, Palm Angels, and Off-White.
Farfetch will also purchase Violet Grey, a US-based luxury beauty retailer. Violet Grey offers products from major brands, like Chanel and Giorgio Armani, as well as independent labels. It also works with hairstylists and dermatologists. By offering a range of beauty products and services, it will give Farfetch access to its global logistics and technology.
Company’s acquisition by New Guards Group
The British-based e-commerce platform Farfetch has announced its acquisition of Milan-based luxury fashion holding company New Guards Group. The deal, which was announced on Thursday, is valued at $675 million. It is expected to close in the third quarter.
Farfetch plans to integrate the New Guards brands into its existing portfolio and leverage its own technological and design capabilities. The company also plans to introduce exclusive capsule collections and collaborations. In addition, Farfetch has agreed to power each brand’s e-commerce site.
One of the most popular and innovative fashion brands on the Farfetch marketplace, Off-White, will be moved from a majority wholesale distribution model to a more direct-to-consumer offering. Virgil Abloh will own a 40 percent stake in the label.