One of the most exciting fashion projects of 2018 was Moncler Genius. An evolution of the fashion retail system, Moncler adopted and pushed the collaboration and drop phenomenon to a previously unexperienced place, with 7 designers creating collaborative capsules that dropped over the summer and winter months. Among them were Hiroshi Fujiwara, Craig Green, Simone Rocha, Kei Ninomiya, and Palm Angels that all created some really great pieces of fashion and felt like a very fresh wind blowing through Moncler. As the year drew to a close we, of course, wondered if and how this would continue and we can now reveal the Next Chapter of Moncler Genius.

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It will continue in 2019, this time with 5 of the designers returning to create another round of unique capsules for the spring season. 1952, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Kei Ninomiya, and Hiroshi Fujiwara will all be returning and things are kicking off tomorrow, January 10th, with the first in line being the next collection from Craig Green. We spoke with him briefly during the Next Chapter event in Milan, where his clear fascination with physics could be seen in the aerodynamic installations that accompanied his new collection presentation.

Craig Green continues his exploration of protection and performance. His visionary way of dealing with items of clothing is architectural just as much as it is pragmatic and why the extreme shapes, in fact, responds to a need, and as such, performs. The wearable habitats he's devised for this season draw inspiration from tents and kites, offsetting volumes, lines, and bright colors. The idea is brought to the extreme in the stiff hooded capes with rope strings, their dramatic shape highlighted by a strong use of bold, hi-contrast hues and sturdy materials. The jackets, blousons, fishtail parkas, work shirts, and trousers come in a hi-impact palette of solid bright greens, yellows, oranges, cobalt blues. The idea of extreme protection is captured in the hood, a detail that recurs throughout, which offers a shield against the elements and a place of seclusion. 

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Preview the pieces above that are available from January 10th, via the Moncler site and in Moncler flagship stores worldwide. Stay locked to nss to get all the news on another exciting season of Moncler Genius.