The designers most hell - bent on proving that sentiment were Williams and Green, two of fashion and hip - hop's favorite new designers. Both have a knack for product innovation and a shared fluency in hype, and at the unveiling they explored just how far the horizon of tech - y sportswear extends.
If Moncler Jacket you are here, you are viewing the look book images for Genius Collection 5: Craig Green. Fresh from a debut show in Paris, Green touched down in Milan once more with a presentation that sadly is not done justice via look book imagery.
I learned a lot about myself as a photographer. I think it's interesting what can come out of obstacles that are put in front of you. Sneakers, monogrammed bags and wallets complete the collection. The collection revolves around the idea of contrasts: transparent opaque, quilted plain, matt shiny, water land.
There is simplicity in the garments compared to previous seasons. We thought it was interesting that they were things that encourage you to be outdoors or encourage you to go outside, even though we still had the conceptual sculptures.
Between them, this pair of half - a - planet distant comperes framed the presentation. The driving force behind Moncler is Ruffini, who bought the company in 2003 and transformed it from a failing French maker of functional but no - frills outdoor gear into one of the world's hottest luxury brands.
Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode of Hyke hit on a fresh aspect of Moncler's history to riff on in their first Genius collection. As they said via an email: "In 1952, Moncler was producing tents, sleeping bags and clothing for mountaineers and the factory workers created down - filled jackets for themselves to protect them against the cold while working. The French mountaineer Lionel Terray realized that these jackets with goose down filling created a lightweight jacket that was extremely warm and he saw the potential for mountaineers to use these jackets for expeditions to challenge even higher summits that had not been climbed before." Huh! I'd alway heard that Terray brought the idea back from Canada - and that in fact the down jacket had entered the mountaineering lexicon thanks to Australian George Finch - but really, it doesn't much matter.