- Moncler, a luxury fashion brand from Italy, has launched a new line of extravagant puffer coats.
- Each jacket includes a voluminous skirt, and could therefore double as an evening gown.
- The brand worked with Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, to create the 12 new outerwear pieces.
- The collaboration is part of the “Moncler Genius” project, and was unveiled during Milan Fashion Week.
Moncler is no stranger to going big on its designs; following the Moncler x Craig Green “Michelin Man” creations that debuted at Milan Fashion Week in 2018, comes this latest assemblage of larger-than-life garbs that could make cocoa puffs look like pancakes. For a second time, the brand teamed up with Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli for a 12-piece series of puffy, full-length evening gowns that made their debut at this year’s Milan Fashion Week. The collaboration is one of nine under its “Moncler Genius” project, which also includes the Moncler x Craig Green partnership. The latter showcased its 2019 creations under the “One House, Different Voices” initiative that were no less puffy, as seen directly below.
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As for Piccioli’s take, the designs include hoods that extend to the floor, large back bows, as well as trains that trail the ground. The decorative trim details found on the skirts were made in partnership with designer-and-model Liya Kebede, who owns the label Lemlem that supports artisans in Africa in crafting handmade textiles.
Piccioli explained that the collection aims to balance “dreaminess, extravagance, and soulfulness,” where his idea of “inclusive creativity” is about “connecting diversities.” Kebede added that there is “no better way” to illustrate how “time-honored traditions,” such as these artisans’ creations, have “a place in modern fashion” than through this collaboration with Moncler and Piccioli.
The lookbook for this “1 Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli” collaboration was photographed within the majestic interiors of a villa outside Milan. See more from the unique series inside the Instagram albums below.