Giving a voice to personal creativity, a symposium of designers were invited to give their unique take on Moncler, and boundaries were broken as the creative hub went beyond fashion into the world of experience. Each Moncler Genius collection has a dedicated launch date, ensuring a facilitation of personal expression that rolls out ceaselessly throughout the year.
2 –MONCLER 1952 WOMEN’S COLLECTION — VERONICA LEONI
Veronica Leoni interpreted the outdoors attitude of Moncler with a lusciously feminine instinct. Imagining an army of women on a quest for a lost paradise, Leoni looked at the exoticism of the beginning of the 20th century and interpreted it in a modern and functional way. Shapes are soft and elongated, with enveloping coats that play the kimono and balloon shape to the extreme without forsaking function. While references are rooted in decadent imagery, the outcome is effective and grounded: technical fabrics replace silks, and even devorè motifs have a performance purpose, while drawstrings and cords, far from being merely decorative elements, allow items to be reconfigured in multiple ways. The collection merges the utilitarian with the languid to create something both empowering and elegant. Wools, devoré velvets, nylon twill, off-center diamond quilting and knit provide the opportunity for a layering of textures. Knitwear plays an important role, in mohair–padded jumpers that offer a playful interpretation of the boudin, and in elongated chenille sweater dressing. Military nods meet sanguine exoticism in a palette of blacks, blues and tans lit by bright touches of pink, red and powder blue. Accessories are chunky-soled boots and shoes with chain details or metal rings, and and the quilted cylinder bags in nappa or nylon.