Moncler and Matthew Williams team up for a special edition of ‘Moncler Genius’
Matthew Williams and Moncler launch their Genius Project collection from 1017 ALYX 9SM. Williams, who was recently appointed Creative Director of Givenchy, stresses the importance of merging technology and craftsmanship, machine-made and the human-made.
The collection stems from the will to fuse the identities of both 1017 ALYX 9SM and Moncler, creating a third, forward-moving entity faithful to both. 1017 ALYX 9SM’s defining cuts, taped tailoring, laser-cut details, seamless sonic bonding, and concise color palette meet Moncler’s outdoors spirit.
This season Williams evolved his research on garment-dyeing applied to a duvet. Working with a muddy palette of neutrals mixed with black and using organic fabrics treated to become technical, he built a line-up of padded and non-padded outerwear that plays with ideas of matt and shiny: parkas, cropped blousons, zip-up trench coats, sleek trousers, articulated leggings. Implementing recycled nylon laqué and manipulation techniques, he even used a dust coating embellished by Swarovski on a statement puffer jacket. Looks are layered. Tights and tops are made from Econyl, regenerated nylon derived from ocean and land-based waste, while signature hardware and hi-impact accessories such as rubber boots polish it all off. There is a distinctively organic feel that is new to the world of performing outerwear.
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