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Editorial

Francesco Ragazzi brought his Palm Angels brand to the Big Apple for the first time and took the chance to move away from his signature streetwear because, he says, “I wanted to bring it to New York but I didn’t want to give New York something that it already had”. After all, his creature must be allowed to grow and become more elegant. This came through in tailored riding blazers with two-way zips the two halves of which were joined by a solid silver chain, paired with glossy sporty trousers midway between skiing and biker pants, quilted mini-skirts or midi length skirts with side bands. There were also protective, sculptural leather mini-dresses, some in jacket form, whose zip fastener merged into an asymmetric peplum skirt, while more technical pieces were packed with pockets and decorated with lettering such as ‘Sensitive Content’ or equestrian motifs. It was a great mash-up of tailoring, street and sportswear.