Runway Report: Moncler SS19

For an outerwear brand to redefine its offering isn’t easy season on season. For Moncler and spring/summer 2019 it was all about the anticipated designer collaborations with the likes of Simone Rocha. Visitors to the show were treated to a series of short films by each collaborator, shown room-by-room in their empty warehouse event space.

Rocha’s vision was to bring ‘femininity and practicality together’, culminating in a line of vinyl covered coats embedded with pretty florals and puffa jackets with frilly flowers exploding from them. A shiny trench covered in delicate daisies was a triumph.

Also showcasing innovation, not just in materials but design too, was Craig Green’s collection inspired by tents and kites. Styling was suitably abstract, pulling silhouettes out from the body in triangular shapes to cement the inspiration. In reality shapes were super-cool, utilitarian and with geometric panelling creating patterns that did feel reminiscent of being out in the wilderness’ unpredictable elements.

Classics were also presented – part of the Moncler 1952 line, while Noir by Kei Ninomiya comprised of a voluminous series of jackets covered in smatterings of petals and chains. Fragment by Hiroshi Fujiwara reworked traditional field jackets and parkas – long-line layers were recurring with toggles used to nip in shapes, creating a fluid, modern feel.

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