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A closer look at Moncler’s Genius collaborations

nss hits the Moncler press event to give you the inside scoop

A closer look at Moncler’s Genius collaborations  nss hits the Moncler press event to give you the inside scoop

Announced earlier this year at their stunning Milan fashion week event, Moncler’s new Genius collaboration series is one of the hottest and most highly anticipated drops of the year. Described by Moncler as “A Republic of imagination” it features an 8 part capsule collection working with some of the hottest names within fashion. Craig Green, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Palm Angels, Kei Ninomiya, Simone Rocha, Hiroshi Fujiware, 1952, and Grenoble have all made their own signature collections. Dropping periodically over the summer, with one designer each month approximately, nss was able to get an exclusive closer look at the collection during Milan’s design week.

Pierpaolo Piccioli - has focused on Moncler’s staple, the down jacket, with padded capes and cropped styles, cut in flared silhouettes.  “I wanted to focus on authenticity and the essentials,” the designer said. “That’s the reason why I used the most basic nylon, which I crafted for the silhouettes I like, inspired by Piero della Francesca and Beato Angelico’s paintings.”

Craig Green - who at the showcase during fashion week showed overinflated, armor-like silhouettes, on futuristic human statues, has brought his ‘to market’ pieces slightly down to earth, while still true to his space voyage aesthetic. Big, bold, color block patches adorn the collection, with his own Moncler signature logo featured throughout. There's also a jacket made completely in 3M reflective material which we've seen worn around by Skepta. We also glimpse a proper chunky low cut sneaker with thick sole coming.

Palm Angels - sees them injecting their laid-back LA streetwear vibe into the Moncler universe, centring completely around the colors black and red, with shorter text quote detailing on the back of select pieces, the collection features a t-shirt, track top, a jacket, hoodie, sweatpants, padded vest, crop top, sliders, and pumps. Palm Angels, true to form, are the most streetwear of the capsules. 

Kei Ninomiya - designing for Moncler’s Noir series, pushes the use of duvet, which is manipulated to obtain the innovative knit of sculptural 3-D textures, in floral and chain link patterns, on jackets, tops, and dresses. 

Simone Rocha - brings a beautiful femininity with her creations, including a chic coat embroidered with cherry blossoms detailing, and nylon dress like silhouettes embellished with floral appliqués and elegant ruffled down jackets.

Hiroshi Fujiware - fragment range, reworked Moncler’s classic down jackets and vests, adding patches, embroideries, and prints. They were matched with cozy mohair sweaters and patchwork shirts.

1952 - comes closest to Moncler’s original iconic designs, with big puffy jackets taking center stage, though injecting a much wider range of colors, then what's usually seen in the ordinarily mainly red, white, and blue Moncler color palette.

Grenoble - the Grenoble range gets a strong overhaul with their classic ski and snowboard inspired designs, seeing a greatly expanded use of colors and floral patterns featured heavily throughout. 

Look through nss's exclusive photos of the collection below:

All the details of the drops are still unconfirmed, but we know that the Fragment collection will be the only one divided into two parts, opening the entire Genius run in June, and closing it again in December. Then expect a new drop every 3-4 weeks, the order of which is still unknown. The collections will only be available at Moncler’s flagship stores, with special, for the occasions buildt, pop-ups appearing in Tokyo and New York. Stay locked and we’ll let you know more as the details come in!