While traditionally associated with tailoring, Milan this season showed its more casual side, with a majority of brands presenting street-focused collections — and Palm Angels was among the leaders of the pack.

Creative director Francesco Ragazzi took his inspiration from California surf culture but highlighted its darker undercurrent, rather than the clean-cut Sixties Beach Boys stereotype. Nylon and cotton were crafted into boxy shirts with wide, kimono-like sleeves, baggy pants and hooded windbreakers cinched at the waist, while belts were decorated with backpack strap-inspired buckles. Upbeat palm patterns softened the subversive mood of the models hidden under the hoods of tracksuits.
The women’s range was street-sexy, with off-the-shoulder cropped tops with puffy sleeves, ribbed leggings and tops, as well as utilitarian nylon skirts trimmed with drawstrings. Oversized cargo pants and front-button maxiskirts came in acid-washed denim for a Nineties feel.
The show saw the debut of a capsule collection between Palm Angels and swimwear brand Sundek. This included flared pants, shorts and skirts in nylon featuring Sundek’s signature colorful rainbow stripes.

See More From the Men’s Spring Shows:

Corneliani Men’s Spring 2018: The sport-chic collection was themed around the leisure pursuits of the house’s well-to-do customers. 

Plein Sport Men’s Spring 2018: Philipp Plein recruited boxers, wrestlers and pole dancers to demonstrate the functional qualities of his fast-growing luxury athletic line.

Prada Men’s Spring 2018: All the quirk and romance of the fall collection was swept away — in a moment — by Miuccia Prada, who sent her preppy nerds and rustic hippies packing.

Damir Doma Spring 2018: The designer stepped out his comfort zone to deliver a collection focused on an urban, street look.

Munsoo Kwon Men’s Spring 2018: The young Korean designer Munsoo Kwon lit up the Teatro Armani runway with a burst of flowers and bright stripes in a collection called “YOLO (You Only Live Once).”

Sulvam Men’s Spring 2018: There was a charming spontaneity to the layered flowing looks which celebrated the artisanal process.