A conversation sparks the idea between two different individuals, unified by a shared purpose of pushing the boundaries of their craft. The result is the unexpected and explosive collaboration between Palm Angels and TEAM WANG. The cultural juxtapositions between both brands became the common bond between Francesco Ragazzi and Jackson Wang, who have mutual respect for each other’s creative skill sets, and their shared love of fashion became their language to connect different worlds.
With the iconic Palm Tree as the starting point, the collection draws inspiration from traditional Chinese Ink Paintings to create a ‘flow’ between water and ink which brings to life the scenic graphic for this capsule: A Moon setting its gaze upon Palm Trees dubbed ‘Night at the Beach’ by Jackson Wang.
“The Palm Angels x TEAM WANG collaboration started from a conversation between Jackson and I during a time when the world was divided, both physically and mentally. Despite all the limitations we are experiencing, we managed to merge the best of both worlds and cultures, creating a sparkle in the collection that we want people to enjoy for its quality, design, and utility.” – Francesco Ragazzi, Founder & Creative Director of Palm Angels
“I am very excited with the blending of two different brand DNAs between TEAM WANG and Palm Angels. The bridging of Eastern and Western cultures with this collaboration is part of the history that we are creating with TEAM WANG design.” – Jackson Wang, TEAM WANG Designer & Creative Director
The design codes of TEAM WANG were then translated by Palm Angels into an 8-piece unisex capsule collection entirely in black, consisting of the key silhouettes from Palm Angels including a track jacket and pants, souvenir jacket, sweatshirt, bowling shirt, long sleeve tee, short sleeve tee, and cropped tee for women (a first for TEAM WANG). All the items feature the ‘Night at the Beach’ graphic and utilise a special ‘crumpled paper effect serigraphic’ print technique that is unique to this capsule.
To commemorate this special union between Palm Angels and TEAM WANG, the campaign lookbook continues the moonlight graphic theme by incorporating a circular backdrop as the main canvas of the images. This also symbolizes the notion of coming together, being united, and breaking boundaries regardless of any situation we are all facing.
Palm Angels x TEAM WANG capsule collection will be available from July 22, 2021