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The mastermind behind Palm Angels is Italian-born designer Francesco Ragazzi. I say “mastermind” for more than one reason. First off, if there is one thing that Ragazzi knows it is how to generate hype, hype, and more hype. This AW2019 season marked the first Palm Angels collection to debut at NYFW, rather than his native Milan Fashion Week. The leap across the pond had already garnered significant attention in itself, but even more excitement was created by the raffle for last minute tickets to his show held on Instagram, that had some lucky guests booking transatlantic flights just to make it in time to see the spectacle.
So, did Palm Angels live up to the hype? This is where the second instance of Ragazzi’s mastermind status was confirmed.