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Palm Angels Joins New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK — Four years after its official debut in Milan, Palm Angels, the brand founded by Francesco Ragazzi and controlled by Italy’s New Guards Group, is gearing up to take New York with a show Friday at the Cedar Lake exhibition venue in Chelsea. “This show in New York represents a new challenge. After seasons showing in Milan I realized I was starting to feel too much in my comfort zone. I don’t want to be immediately associated with Milan,” Ragazzi said. “Showing in New York is something completely different for me and I feel like I’m going to do a second debut.” Ragazzi added that since the music and art street scene are things very close to the brand, New York feels like the perfect environment to stage a show. “A lot of celebrities and personalities from different fields wear Palm Angels, but with shows in Milan it was hard to have them attending,” he said. “Here, there is no excuse. They are in town, they live here, so if they don’t show up, I cannot say anything in my defense. However, I think they will come,” Ragazzi added, while declining to reveal the list of the celebrities

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