Palm Angels debuts logo-splashed sunglasses collection
The skate culture-centric label launches its 90s-era range of unisex sunglasses
If the increasingly warmer weather has got you setting your sights on some new summer accessories, then look no further. Palm Angels’ delectably-hued, logo-splashed sunglasses will tick all your boxes for stand out rising-temperature style.
Founded by ex-Moncler creative director Francesco Ragazzi in 2015, Palm Angels began its life as a Rizzoli-published coffee-table book, featuring images of the Californian skate scene, which Ragazzi documented on trips to Venice Beach. The brand’s debut sunglasses collection will steal the limelight in any photograph: think 90s-era streetwear-inflected rectangular frames which are available in a range of tones, from lilac to tortoiseshell, khaki to magenta.
The unisex styles – imagined in two different geometric frames – won’t just appeal to Noughties obsessives or those with a penchant for skate park style – they’ll also appeal to those that lust after well-designed logos. The sunglasses are splashed with metallic Palm Angels typography, imagined in the brand’s ornamental gothic script. This logo is idiosyncratic of the label. It also swathes sweatshirts, tees and baseball caps and is etched into the sole of the brand’s Palm One trainers, an elemental tennis style sneaker, with a range of colourful upper accents, which launched earlier in 2021.
If Palm Angels began its life luxuriating in printed matter, then its S/S 2021 collection is something of a homecoming. Renowned photographer David Sims shot the images which accompany the brand’s sunglasses release, as part of a limited-edition zine celebrating its spring collection as a whole, which also featured contributions from Rosie Marks, Lea Colombo, Enzo Ragazzini, Friedrich Kunath, Javier Jaén, Javier Calleja and Thrush Holmes.
So whether you veer towards a tortoiseshell tone, a pastel hue or a hot on the heels of accessories with an eye-catching logo, we suggest you invest in Palm Angels’ standout summer accessory. Think of these sunglasses as pieces worthy of your own personal photo album. §