Is skiwear the new streetwear Not yet, but the influence of the Moncler Outlet sport on fashion has grown beyond the casual apres look intended for the lodge. Today it's the fusion of fashion with technical gear that's picking up speed, on and off the slopes.
Except, of course, that there is: Fujiwara's O.G. status in the refinedly contemporary menswear arena - okay, then, streetwear - has attracted no end of collaborators keen to intersect with his intellect and enjoy a shard of that fragmented Fragment Frgmt flex.
There's a new one, too. The imagery needed to feel not just like a portrait, but rather like a moment in time. This season's new additions are Matthew Williams of 1017 Alyx 9SM and London phenom Richard Quinn; returning are Craig Green, Simone Rocha, Francesco Ragazzi of Palm Angels, Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment, Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, as well as Moncler 1952's Sergio Zambon and Moncler Grenoble's Sandro Mandrino. And there are no puffer jacket - sized boundaries on what they can create.
Obviously preparing for the shoot is something stressful, making the collection is too. For the first nine months of 2020, Moncler said that the company recorded revenues of 765.1 million euros, a decrease of 23 percent at current exchange and of 22 percent at constant exchange rates impacted by the pandemic, whose effects continued also in the third quarter of this year, although with lesser effects.
These days, however much you lust, to wander is complicated. Which is why last autumn, 1952's menswear designer, Sergio Zambon, decided to collaborate with several Los Angeles-based brands before decamping with this collection to Tokyo.