MONCLER has been dominating the collaboration scene this year. From the resurgence of their Genius project, collating a roster of 11 designers producing their own collections, to the global fashion week showcase MONDOGENIUS, to their recent venture in to perfume, they’ve reimagined the experience of one-brand luxury fashion.
Now they’ve announced another collaboration, with a designer from the recent MONDOGENIUS show, Hiroshi Fujiwara. This will be the duo’s fourth collaboration, after first teaming up on a project in 2018 and already releasing a collaboration earlier this year.
The collection highlights the designers’ propensity for winter apparel. Signature voluminous puffers are placed amongst lighter winter layers like quilted vests and fleece zip-ups. One standout puffer jacket is printed with a graphic from the duo’s previous collaboration, ‘WOM’, in which the O is replaced with the globe. Standing for World of Moncler, the abbreviation was one of the most popular pieces from the previous collab, so it makes sense that Fujiwara has updated it for this month’s drop.
Elsewhere, the line remains understated and classic. Black trousers feature, finished with a branded cuffed hem. A belted dress features tonal chest pockets made of Moncler’s shiny puffer material and a quilted midi skirt features a classic, A-line cut. The project also explores accessories: Converse have been recruited to create another three-way Chuck 70 shoe, branded with MONCLER’s logo.
As far as colourways go, the collection doesn’t stray far from a muted color palette of black and grey, shades that reflect the range’s ’90s grunge influence. However, moments of white and navy blue feature on checked shirts and jackets, which work to evoke the 90s’ love for flannel.
Hiroshi Fujiwara, hailed as a streetwear frontrunner, has enjoyed a big month too, with a separate collaboration with Loro Piana dropping this week. In essence, he shows no signs of slowing down – and this collection with MONCLER proves it.