• Palm Angels and FARFETCH BEAT join forces to curate a limited release package that includes customisable University sneakers and an exclusive invitation to the brand’s next runway show 
  • Iconic sneakers designed by Palm Angels Creative Director, Francesco Ragazzi available in four colourways exclusively on FARFETCH 
  • Sneakers come with choice of sneaker charms, special edition tote bag and an invitation to the brand’s Fall Winter 2023 show 
  • Prices start from 495 EUR

LONDON, U.K. January 25, 2023 – FARFETCH Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the global destination for modern luxury, today announces the seventh release from FARFETCH BEAT, the new concept retail series that introduces exclusive product experiences to a global audience. 

For BEAT 007, Palm Angels Creative Director, Francesco Ragazzi has created limited edition versions of the brand’s iconic University sneaker, in four different colourways with FARFETCH customers able to personalise each pair with different sneaker charms to create their own one-off designs. 

Each pair of sneakers is presented in bespoke BEAT packaging with a unique tote bag and choice of sneaker charms, as well as an exclusive invite to attend the Palm Angels Fall Winter 2023 show in Paris. 

The Palm Angels University sneaker takes inspiration from the classic American college looks and is characterised by a vintage style and timeless silhouette. The soft calf leather and suede combined with a super light rubber sole, presented in four different colorways, makes the sneakers’ iconicity evident and allows it to differ and stand out within Palm Angels’ shoe collection.

Francesco Ragazzi, Creative Director, Palm Angels, said:

“For this project, I wanted to literally bring the customers into our world. Palm Angels, before being a brand, was born as a photography book featuring black and white photography of the Los Angeles skateboard scene that I took in 2011. There’s a picture in the book that is so vivid, portraying a skater with long blonde hair. That picture is now featured on the exclusive and numbered tote bags that customers will receive with the University sneakers. The idea behind the University sneaker was to design a shoe that perfectly merged the sense of freedom typical of skate culture with the sports aesthetics of the 1980s. The sneakers are the brand's ultimate iconic shoe. I hope customers will enjoy them as much as I did designing them”.

The collection will be available on 25th January 2023 exclusively on FARFETCH with prices starting from 495 EUR. 



Notes to editors: 

About Palm Angels
An art director trained in fashion communication and a photographer, Milan-born Francesco Ragazzi started Palm Angels in 2011 as a photographic documentation of LA's skater culture. The endeavour evolved into a book, published by Rizzoli in 2014, and subsequently into clothing in 2015. Palm Angels stems from an Italian take on American culture and subcultures. It merges an appreciation for sartorial codes and a joy for fabric with a proclivity for using clothing as identity tropes and cultural signifiers. Palm Angels is essentially a vision, with a real human being behind.

Farfetch Limited is the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today the Farfetch Marketplace connects customers in over 190 countries and territories with items from more than 50 countries and over 1,400 of the world’s best brands, boutiques and department stores, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a single platform. Farfetch’s additional businesses include Browns and Stadium Goods, which offer luxury products to consumers, and New Guards Group, a platform for the development of global fashion brands. Farfetch offers its broad range of consumer-facing channels and enterprise level solutions to the luxury industry under its Luxury New Retail initiative. The Luxury New Retail initiative also encompasses Farfetch Platform Solutions, which services enterprise clients with e-commerce and technology capabilities, and Future Retail, which develops innovations such as our Connected Retail solutions.

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