Like Venice Beach, Palm Angels x Missoni Brings Italy to California

Jul 01, 2021 320


By design, Francesco Ragazzi's Palm Angels feels more Californian than it does Italian. It takes its name from Ragazzi's Rizzoli publication of Golden State skaters, after all. Still, Ragazzi hasn't forgotten his roots. Thus, Palm Angels' new Missoni collaboration is a coming-home affair, of sorts, translating the luxury house's flashy knitwear into Ragazzi's American-flavored sportswear to find their shared design language.

"I've always known Francesco," Angela Missoni tells us. "I've been a big fan of his since the beginning. Since [2009's] Converse All Star, I understood that collaboration was the way forward, joining forces with labels that I see as cool." "So I was waiting for Francesco to ask me," Angela laughs. "I didn't want to impose.

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