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April 18 2014

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15 posts tagged "Moncler"

Listen To Moncler And Bruce Weber: Don’t Steal The Jacket

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“In this crazy world that we live in, it was important to me to make a film about the loss and regaining of innocence,” Bruce Weber tells Style.com. He’s referring to the storyline he developed for the 24-minute film he created for Moncler, which debuted in Milan tonight. Divided into seven episodes, Don’t Steal the Jacket is a playful kind of modern fashion fairy tale, a yarn spun about a little girl, her Pomeranian, Sugar, and of course, a Moncler jacket; a “madcap children’s television adventure story” is how Weber describes it. Moncler CEO Remo Ruffini described working with Weber as “a dream come true.”┬áThat dream exclusively debuts here on Style.com, with Chapter 1, above. Look out for the rest of the adventure, Chapters 2 through 7, to unfold on Moncler.com.

A Bullet-Proof Vest For The Eco-Warrior

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A line of eco-friendly parkas, created in collaboration with Moncler—just the latest from rapper/producer/Louis Vuitton model/industrial designer/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. To celebrate his latest project, Williams was in Paris yesterday, hosting a cocktail party at Colette, then an intimate dinner upstairs at Lapérouse for friends like Lupe Fiasco, Lou Doillon, Ludivine Sagnier, Jefferson Hack, Olivier Zahm, Eugenie Niarchos, and Tatiana Santo Domingo.

“They spotted my chair at Art Basel”—an, ahem, slightly risqué take on interior design—”and were excited about it,” Williams explained about the Moncler project. “So we started talking. I told them about our company, Bionic Yarn, which makes fabric out of recycled plastic bottles, and everything went from there. I just want to make good stuff—it’s a really good technology and if I can uphold goodwill wherever possible, I’ll do it.”

Five styles make up the Moncler collab, printed with images culled from artist Keita Sugiura’s Dark Forest series. There are the usual puffers and bubble jackets, but the one that blew out the door at Colette the fastest was a matte, bulletproof vest style. (Pharrell is wearing it, above, with Moncler chairman Remo Ruffini.) “I’m not about endorsing violence, no matter what kind of records I’ve produced,” Williams clarified. “That one is about being a warrior for the environment.”

Photo: Courtesy of Moncler

The New Right Hand At Diane, Scenes From The Crash, And More…

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It’s a changing of the guard at DVF: Longtime creative director Nathan Jenden (pictured, with Diane) is stepping down to focus on his own line, and Yves Mispelaere—formerly of Chloé and Gucci—is taking the reins. [WWD]

Collab-happy Comme des Garçons is at it again. The brand is working with Moncler in Japan to launch a pop-up store at CDG’s revolving storefront in Aoyama, selling both labels’ designs and select co-branded items. In usually cryptic Comme fashion, a spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on what exactly would be offered. So…Tokyo road trip? [WWD]

The New York Times takes the temperature of Zac Posen, who’s toned down the theatrics of his shows and lifestyle to focus on his collections. It’s the latest in a long line of What the Recession Means to Me pieces, but it’s worth a read for the gossip and the good advice. (For example: Don’t try to style Zac with the Count from Sesame Street. It’s just a coincidence that they kind of look and dress alike.) [NYT]

Gawker’s story yesterday about fashion week’s attempted teenage crashers has every PR person in town on high alert. But these guys have snuck in before. Fashionista has a shot of Remy Renzullo sitting front-row at Derek Lam—right next to Suzy Menkes. Oops. [Fashionista]

The W Hotels chain has named a fashion director, stylist Amanda Ross. She’ll “associate [the W] with the right designers,” meaning we’re not sure exactly what. Discount rates for all? [WSJ]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Skiwear You Can Ski In, Trend-Tracking The Trend Tracking, And More…

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Moncler is set to unveil a new line, Moncler Grenoble, at New York fashion week next month, named for the French town where the brand was founded. Expect technical skiwear that gets back to the label’s sporting roots. (What, you wouldn’t want to hit the slopes in Giambattista Valli’s Moncler Gamme Rouge line?) [WWD]

The 2010 BAFTA awards nominations were announced this morning, with Avatar and An Education leading the charge. Hey, Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan, the Nina Ricci gown we picked for you for the Globes would look just as good across the pond… [Slash Film]

Today in Trend Pieces, part 1. Practice your best Seinfeld voice and repeat after The New York Times: “What’s the deal with all these ad campaigns featuring models laying down?” [NYT]

Today in Trend Pieces, part 2. “What’s the deal with all these faux bulletproof vests?” [NYT]

Oh, and if you’re hearing bells ringing, that’s just the Wall Street Journal tolling the death of trends as a driving force in fashion. So, fashion trends out, journo trends in? [WSJ]

Photo: Mike Giro / Retna

Moncler Moves In

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London is getting its own Moncler boutique at 197 Sloane Street today, just in time for winter. Company chairman and creative director Remo Ruffini is in town for the opening and we spoke to him via phone to get the details. In many ways it’s like the Moncler shop on Via della Spiga in the heart of Milan: same architecture firm, same warm Alpine effect, same “lacquered” nylon down-filled puffer jackets with the signature logo patch on the left sleeve. The big difference? It’s twice as large, and as such there’s room for the brand’s exclusive Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu lines, designed by Giambattista Valli and Thom Browne, respectively. The best part, for New Yorkers, at least: It’s a prototype for Moncler’s next retail destination, the Big Apple. Ruffini’s still shopping for locations, but he says he’s set his sights on Soho. There are a lot of stores in the neighborhood selling imitation shiny down-filled puffer jackets without the signature logo patch on the left sleeve. Ruffini’s looking forward to providing shoppers with the real thing.