2 – MONCLER 1952 + VALEXTRA MEN’S COLLECTION — SERGIO ZAMBON
Sergio Zambon worked around the heritage of Moncler as an icon that is real and rooted in youth culture. He imbued the collection with a pop spirit and a relaxed attitude, keeping the strong technical features that are so integrated to the identity of the brand. The mix of muted colors with a vague Seventies feel, often worn in tonal gradients for whole outfits, and laminated touches creates a fresh balance, while shapes are easy and laid back. There is an outdoorsy feel to the teddy fleece parkas, hooded sweatshirts spelling out loud FREAK, zippered blousons and padded duvet trousers, while a new, very relaxed way to interpret formality comes to the fore: windbreakers are worn underneath uniform-like sturdy suits, while neckties matching checked shirts land under puffer/cargo monochrome combos which are 2 MONCLER 1952’s rethought idea of the suit. The line is targeted to those who enjoy nature close to big cities: cool climbers of the XXI century with a perceptive behavior. The voluminous parka and the zip up blouson are central pieces, their technical nature somehow contradicted by the tie-dye effects on surfaces landing a hippie touch that carries on in the fringing applied onto down jackets. Oversize, cross bodies and week-end bags enhance the 2 MONCLER 1952 collection as the result of the collaboration with the Italian brand Valextra disrupting its minimal rigor by the tone on tone signature down accessories of Moncler.
2 – MONCLER 1952 + VALEXTRA WOMEN’S COLLECTION — VERONICA LEONI
Veronica Leoni interpreted the Moncler code in a layering of materials and shapes that is surprising as it is pragmatic. Bouclé wools, fishnets, bleached tartans, macro ginkgo prints, padded tailoring, knit mixed with nylon in assertive pieces meant to be worn in different ways, according to individual whims, mixing and matching. Pieces feature double layers, detachable linings and details that make shapes malleable and interactive. The precision of the design acts as an invite for a wide cross section of women, as functionality and freedom of expression mingle and merge in a collec-tion that is eclectic and modular. The offer encompasses puffer blousons with incorporated capes, extended parkas, biker jackets, tailored pieces with padded inserts. Bouclé wools and fishnets add an unexpected touch that clashes with the abstract functionality of the shapes. The overall feeling is one of comfort that does not sacrifice an idea of spare, streamlined elegance. The modular feeling carries on in the ribbed knit jumpers with buttoned pockets and the ribbed knit flares that offer a base layer to the looks. A series of patches devised in collaboration with Itchy Scratchy Patchy add a nonchalant feel to the biker inspires pieces. Oversize, cross bodies and week-end bags enhance the 2 MONCLER 1952 collection as the result of the collaboration with the Italian brand Valextra disrupting its minimal rigor by the tone on tone signature down accessories of Moncler.
2 – MONCLER 1952 + VALEXTRA
The collaboration between Moncler and Valextra was born of shared brand and product values and our dialogue with today’s culture. Valextra is renowned for its timeless luxury leather goods, inspired by architecture and design, with a strong Milanese legacy, which combines beauty with innovation and craftmanship. In this collabora-tion, the minimal rigor of Valextra’s bags is disrupted by the oversized tone-on-tone signature down accessories of Moncler, resulting in an unexpected tension between the timeless and the current.