In late 2018, Italian fashion/sportswear label Moncler disrupted the traditional rhythm of fashion shows, by showcasing 8 different collections all at once with the aim of rolling out one each month. The new project is named Moncler Genius, designed as an ongoing strategy to keep the brand’s unique heritage and traditions alive, while having a clear vision of the future that speaks through different voices, in a progressive, even pioneering way.
The collection that launched for January 2019 comes from London-born designer Craig Green, who explores clothing concepts as wearable habitats inspired by tents and kites. Green’s clothing is represented by strong use of bold, hi-contrast hues and sturdy materials.
One of Craig Green’s Wearable Habitats
Green’s jackets, blousons, fishtail parkas, work shirts and trousers come in a hi-impact palette of solid bright greens, yellows, oranges and cobalt blues. Print and intarsia are a further homage to sports kites. 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.
“I have always explored ideas of protection and functionality within my work, something that is also at the core of Moncler’s heritage,” says Craig Green. “I thought it would be interesting for these ideas to be pushed further, interpreting Moncler’s performance based history, and developing designs with their years of technical knowledge and expertise.”
In other Moncler news, the fashion house has launched a new Bubble Sneaker. The footwear features a lightweight sole articulated in the form of bubbles which support the sole with individual islands of ultra-soft rubber arranged to follow the shape of the foot. A knitted sock is available in different colours and it forms the shoe’s upper. Colours include white with the colours of the flag and black with a contrasting white sole, or navy blue with a turquoise sole.
You can find more of the sneakers and Craig Greens collection below.