Moncler + Rick Owens is a glorious nightmare 

Moncler + Rick Owens is a glorious nightmare 

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Moncler + Rick Owens have come together for an otherworldly fusion of outerwear and the avant-garde. The legendary link-up was first teased at Moncler’s “The Art of Genius” event in London, where Owens designed a tomb-like cocoon bed as part of the collaboration.  

The steel, soundproof Sleep Pod contained regenerative oxygen concentration features and a temperature-controlled ventilation system, perfect for locking yourself away in a state of peaceful isolation. 

The Moncler + Rick Owens collection comprises flight jackets, puffers of varying lengths, extra-long coats, skirts, shorts and tops. Items feature extra holes on long knitted and brushed tops and padded jackets with layered, rich detailing across the top.

In typical Rick Owens style, collars are exaggerated, partially concealing the face, and arrive in a muted palette of black, dirt, and degraded neutrals. Also releasing are shaggy boots, sweatshorts, and track pants, layered denim skirts, padded scarves and a radiance quilt blanket, serving equal parts cool and cosy. 

Rick Owens is no stranger to collaboration, having extended his visually distinct, cult-loved design aesthetic to a host of products and brands, including adidas, Converse, Dr. Martens and Birkenstock, with each product. 

Campaign shots show the Moncler + Rick Owens items pictured against the backdrop of the Sleep Pod as part of the futuristic display, where moody models look away from the camera with some donning futuristic wide-rim shades. The collection effortlessly marries Moncler’s alpine-rooted outdoor aesthetic with Rick Owens’ dark, experimental and utopian designs, seen through reworkings of traditional outerwear pieces. 

The Moncler + Rick Owens collection is available to shop on the Moncler website and in select stores. 

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