8 MONCLER PALM ANGELS
THE ART OF BREAKING AWAY
True to its “one house, different voices” mantra, a year after its ground-breaking foray, Moncler Genius keeps evolving, celebrating the diversity of the contemporary customer in the digital era. The latest chapter, 8 Moncler Palm Angels, brings into the limelight the provocative vision of Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi, who chooses exaggerated volumes, bold shapes and laminated surfaces, think crushed candy wrappers, for fearless urban silhouettes with a punkish undercurrent. Other irreverent touches are the exaggerated proportions, super slouchy pants, graffiti-sprayed designs, spikes, studs and zippers.
Working with artist Willi Dorner and his notions of protection and performance, Ragazzi was also inspired by tents and kites reimagined via exaggerated hooded capes with strings in bold, hi-contrast colors, while quilting and prints are fused in innovative ways in the kite-surfing-inflected pieces.
“I started with the idea of a vandalized art gallery. The purity of the lines and form are abruptly challenged,” contends Ragazzi. “For me Moncler is about the simplicity of a product that comes to life in many forms. I wanted to break that form.”