As Moncler looks to its eighth collaboration within the Genius House, its motto, “one house, different voices”, runs clear. Following a collective range of avant-garde remakes of its outdoor silhouettes, Francesco Ragazzi’s Palm Angels makes up the latest instalment of the collaborative series. Fusing Italian heritage with punk influences has resulted in a rework for functionality, envisioned with the street landscape in mind.
Known as a provocateur and master photographer, Ragazzi has built his label on gritty skate culture and recognisable graphics. Playing on the design cue of logomania, the Milanese-born visionary took inspiration from a graffitied gallery atmosphere and has mixed its grunge energies with that of the Moncler heritage. Playing with classic pieces, the designer has expanded proportions and co-branding for a line of bold looks. Splashed across outerwear, the brand duo have taken graffiti from the sidewalk and immortalised it through its silhouettes.
“I started with the idea of a vandalized art gallery,” Ragazzi explains. “The purity of lines and form that are in a second moment clashed with a protest. Moncler for me is about the simplicity of a product that comes to life in many forms. I wanted to have that form broken.”
Disrupting the twice yearly format of seasonal runways, Moncler Genius is a bid to bring its unique vision with the help of fearless designers, direct to its customer. It’s a vision beyond borders of season, age and taste, talking to all generations, rooted in the historic values of the heritage brand.
When boasting the logomania trend, keep the rest of your look casual while the branding stands as the hero.
8 Moncler Palm Angels will be available from June 6 in Moncler boutiques. Shop the look below.
Videographer: Mitch Payne
Model: Aiden from IMG
Creative Direction: Dané Stojanovic
Styling: Patrick Zaczkiewicz
Grooming: Annabel Barton