A blending of different voices, far-away cultures that combine to release creative energy and inspire genial creations: this is the purpose of the Moncler Genius World Tour, a hub that the fashion brand conceived to launch a series of collections created in tandem with renowned designers.
After partnering with Richard Quinn and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who respectively dressed Moncler in eclecticism and added a couture twist to its outerwear pieces, the label’s fashion journey is now ready to involve luxury leather brand Valextra in a new collaboration named Moncler 1952.
But how to build a coherent dialogue between down outerwear and luxury leather accessories? The exciting challenge was met by Sergio Zambon, who signed the menswear line, and Veronica Leoni, designer of the womenswear range.
Two different languages that shape a double collection featuring tailored down jackets alongside minimalist oversize and shoulder strap bags.
For his part, Zambon was inspired by pop culture, chromatic influences from the ‘70s and casual fashion, all harmoniously blended with Moncler’s iconic traits, although revamped in a younger version. The designer was backed up by painter Romon Yang aka Rostarr, who drew artworks with the number 1952 ̶ year when the fashion house chaired by Remo Ruffini was founded ̶ to customize knitwear and outerwear.
Other pieces include parkas, hoodies, zipped jackets and wind jackets matched with formal suits, cargo trousers and checked shirts.
Veronica Leoni took her creative ideas from the world of motorsports: the jackets and patches made in collaboration with Itchy Scratchy Patchy vaguely reveal her biker spirit. The rest of the collection stands out for the use of wool boucle fabrics, meshes, prints with gingko leaves and tartan, and for a tailored twist on down jackets and long parkas, all meant to be mixed and matched.