A DIFFERENT NARRATIVE: PALM ANGELS SS 2021
Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi chose a limited-edition zine published by Rizzoli to present his new collection, offering an immersive trip into his vision and label. Longing for escapism and the desire for creative collaborations, the designer tapped some of today’s most experimental image-makers to be part of the project. David Sims, Rosie Marks, Lea Colombo, Enzo Ragazzini, Friedrich Kunath, Javier Jaén, Javier Calleja and Thrush Holmes, are among the names that contributed to the book, reimagining and interpreted the brand through their lens.
“It’s a sort of Instagram feed where different things are juxtaposed, the high and the low, the established and the upcoming,” said Ragazzi, referring to the fact that the volume features a mix of images and graphics by a wide, diverse network of international creatives.
Photographer David Sims and stylist Karl Templer are the power duo behind the impactful fashion spread that captures the new collection.
“They brought us a new vision, a new energy, a new point of view on our collections,” said Ragazzi, adding that Dazed & Confused founder and editor-in-chief Isabella Burley wrote the intro.
Designed during lockdown, Ragazzi touches on escapism and fantasy, reworking the idea of pure hedonism. Channeling the spirit and attitude of Jamaica, the furthest place from the Palm Angels offices in Milan, the collection sets off a tropical vibe via vibrant colors, graphic patches, relaxed tailoring and the Jamaican flag, a recurring signature accent.