Celebrating American culture with a different perspective, Moncler art director Francesco Ragazzi, initially started his Palm Angels project in the form of a much buzzed-about coffee table book, featuring black-and-white photography of the LA skateboarding scene, shot by Ragazzi himself. The book published by Rizzoli in 2014 – which featured a foreword written by pharrell williams – resulted in a debut ready-to-wear collection for fall/winter 2015. His designs can best be described as assortment of upscale, skate-inspired apparel and accessories, the result of what Ragazzi says happens when he mixes his Italian sartorial background with the laid back vibes he admires so much in skaters around LA. Palm Angels, a favorite among hip-hop artists and NBA players, has developed a foothold in the industry, bridging the gap between luxury and streetwear. The Italian-tinged, sporty, super luxurious line consists of eclectic colors and prints on hoodies, slouchy trousers, T-shirts, accessories and much more.