MONCLER GENIUS 2020

MONCLER GENIUS 2020, ONE HOUSE, DIFFERENT VOICES: EXPLORING NEW TERRITORIES, GIVING VOICE TO PEOPLE

MONCLER GENIUS 2020 “One House, Different Voices”.

1 MONCLER JW ANDERSON | Non-Binary EleganceJonathan Anderson heralds subversion by way of elegance. His pieces are pure and architectural in design, relentlesslydefying staid notions and gender barriers to propose a progressive, cleverly non-binary vision. For Moncler Genius heinflated archive JW Anderson pieces, proposed dots and spikes as decorations, worked on the juxtapositions of matteand shiny and mixed nods to the countryside with notions of city dressing. “The technicality and straightforwardnessof Moncler are fascinating to me. A down jacket needs to respond to a function, and I kept that in mind adding my owntaste for blunt abstraction”

MONCLER JW ANDERSON
MONCLER JW ANDERSON

2 MONCLER 1952 (Woman) | The refined power of femininityVeronica Leoni interpreted the outerwear and outdoors attitude of Moncler with a lusciously feminine instinct, devising a collection that merges the utilitarian with the languid to create something both empowering and elegant. The world of genderless tailoring employs wools, devoré velvets, nylon twill, off-center diamond quilting and knit resulting in pieces that provide the opportunity for extreme layering of textures, a distinct complexity and three-dimensionality. “Imagining an army of women on a quest for a lost paradise, I looked at the exoticism of the beginning of the XX century and interpreted it in a modern, intensely functional way. It’s all about femininity and elegance, with a twistedly practical angle. I am particularly proud of the collaboration with gender equality group Girl Up on a special item with the slogan: IT’S HER RIGHT”.

MONCLER 1952
MONCLER 1952
MONCLER 1952

3 MONCLER GRENOBLE | Riot of color Sandro Mandrino focuses on design, performance and functionality and twists it all with liberal injections of fashionable boldness. The result is a selection of pieces that while meant to be used for skiing because of their constructive solutions and fabric technology, are also visually arresting and meant for life beyond the skiing slopes. This season the look is layered, colorful, pliable and multipurpose. It features overalls, duvets, bombers, anoraks and jumpers. A riot of colorful graffiti prints swarms allover, enhanced by the mix of matte and shiny fabrics, and fuzzy knit. Otherwise, it’s snow-glow white “I had in mind this image of the white of the snow that gets progressively stained by color as graffiti expand everywhere. 3 Moncler Grenoble is first and foremost about performance”.

MONCLER GRENOBLE
MONCLER GRENOBLE
MONCLER GRENOBLE

4 MONCLER SIMONE ROCHA | The dance of modern romanticism Simone Rocha worked her signature romantic shapes in ways that are both dreamy and active. Thinking about dance, she went as far as using tulle, the most ethereal of fabrics, for outerwear, distributing garden pansies, daisies and roses as embroideries, embossing and print, and letting frills swarm everywhere. The outdoorsy Moncler ethos offers a solid frame. “This collection was originally inspired by Fellini, dance, and the fantasy of dress. It is very much my interpretation of Moncler’s technical expertise, exploring fabrications and silhouettes but bringing it all under the female gaze in my idea of modern femininity”.

MONCLER SIMONE ROCHA
MONCLER SIMONE ROCHA
MONCLER SIMONE ROCHA

5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN | Transparency and protection Craig Green merges the interest for the technical and the industrial with a daring and imaginative vision. Working solely with micro rip-stop nylon, a super-lightweight yet extremely sturdy fabric, he focused on concepts of transparency, security and protection, devising boldly practical forms. “There is a scientific aspect to Moncler that I find inspiring. I wanted to explore ways of pushing simplicity to the extreme and using the process of down filling almost like a print, building volumes around the body from flat items, from 2D to 3D. For me, Moncler is ultimately about protection and functionality”.

MONCLER CRAIG GREEN

6 MONCLER 1017 ALYX 9SM | A urban study of the mountain Matthew Williams evolved his research on garment-dyeing applied to Moncler. Working with a muddy palette of neutrals mixed with black, and using organic fabrics treated to become technical, he built a line-up of padded and non-padded outerwear that plays with ideas of matte and shiny. Implementing recycled nylon laqué and manipulation techniques, he even goes as far as using a dust coating embellished by Swarovski on a statement jacket. Looks are layered, with signature hardware and hi-impact accessories such as rubber boots. “Working with Moncler means a lot of technology, applied to luxury garments that are meant to be wearable. We injected our own take into these principles, fusing our respective identities”

MONCLER 1017 ALYX 9SM
MONCLER 1017 ALYX 9SM
MONCLER 1017 ALYX 9SM
MONCLER 1017 ALYX 9SM

7 MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA | Continuous cultural progression Hiroshi Fujiwara follows a subtle approach to design. He takes vintage, military, urban and tech references and tweaks them with the keen sensibility of a unique cultural agitator. By working this way, he turns the ordinary into something subtly extraordinary, splashing mysterious slogans on to clean, functional pieces. Collaborations include Lewis Leathers for protective clothing, Pokemon and Kool and the Gang for prints, and Converse in a special project with shoes. Personalization machines will be installed in stores facilitating the customization of certain items. “I wanted to create a new standard, delivering the message that Moncler loves the mountain, which is where the story started”.

MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA
MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA
MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA

8 MONCLER RICHARD QUINN | Bold luxe Richard Quinn is the bearer of a no-holds-barred, glamorously feisty, gloriously embellished vision that’s energetic and fearless. Whilst surfaces swarm in bold prints, precious embroideries and bejewelled details, shapes are svelte, with a ladylike shape, and all of it is done à la Moncler, down to the stiletto heeled duvet boots and the printed tote. A capsule of couture gowns brings the uncompromising ante to the max. “I wanted to create a 60s meets space age dynamic, a transition from the past to the future in my signature prints that match and clash, with strong headpieces for a vibrant idea of total luxe”.

MONCLER RICHARD QUINN
MONCLER RICHARD QUINN
MONCLER RICHARD QUINN
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