Moncler and Pharrell Williams are no strangers to each other, having started their long-time collaborative relationship in 2009 and most recently worked together on the Art Of Genius event that took place in London last February. Now, the two have worked on an outdoor ready-to-wear collection.
The collection was created with a “lust for life,” giving us a blend of urban city-ready options as well as your go-to camping attire – well it’s Moncler and Pharrell so realistically it’s lux glamping we’re seeing here. Down padding with curvilinear details on jackets, a padded sleeveless jacket with geometric triangular shapes and a pocketed-out jacket with a triangular neckline showcase Moncler’s innovative and boundary-pushing take on outerwear mixed with Pharrell’s pulse as a multi-disciplinary artist.
The idea of camping is all about being stripped down to solely the strict necessities out in the wild, which is why packing smart is key. Transformability comes into play in this collaboration, offering its wearers 2-in-1 pieces for storage-saving efficiency such as a duvet blanket that doubles as a cape or long trousers that zip off into shorts.
Even the co-branded logo patch is detachable, an interesting choice considering the current fashion’s obsession with logos. Pharrell and Moncler put the nail in the coffin on the logomania trend with this choice, which makes sense considering the muted tone colour palette that extends between slate grays and moss greens. It’s clear the focus of this collection is on craftsmanship and form.
The collection also features some more basic pieces, like zipped knits, simple tees and hoodies offering more wearable options to the otherwise playful garments designed with an avant-garde edge.
The full Moncler x Pharrell Williams collection will drop on September 22 online and in select Moncler stores.
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