The word "uniform" has some boring connotations - until used in reference to the creative eyes of Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode. Both have a knack for product innovation and a shared fluency in hype, and at the unveiling www.monclersoutlets.com they explored just how far the horizon of tech - y sportswear extends.
Black and white to me, is another medium. I do love winter. Or think about Raf Simons's Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Fall 2018 spectacle, with balaclava - wearing models stomping through feet of popcorn snow. The second quarter, despite an improvement in certain markets, suffers in comparison with 2019 as a result of the decreased traffic in Japan and the decision to delay the launch of Moncler Genius Fragment from June to July.
Craig Green understands that the importance of having "this idea and feeling translate to what is found in store" too, and so he funneled the collection's aesthetic and technical innovations into commercial jackets and knitwear featuring elements and fabrics that mimic details from the show collection. "I have always loved opposing ideas and the tension between two extremes, so exploring the ideas of heavy and light in this collection helped to push the development process further," Green says.
You see the thing a Moncler does (aside from conveying an unapologetically cool Alpine vibe) is actually insulate. The show was one part of a global festival called Mondo Genius - a five - city presentation of collaborations with the eleven designers who, under Moncler's Genius program, bring their runway edge to the brand's puffy performance wear.