The Moncler Grenoble Fall 2015 collection “Love Factory” was a celebration of the magic and the driving force that is love, of its eternal beauty and energy, alongside a coral performance representing the world of sport: a world built and experienced around profound passion and utter dedication.
The collection combined technical and high performance items with versatile garments that can also be worn in the city with the greatest ease and at a variety of occasions. The inspiration saw a new take on retro elements, particularly those from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The silhouettes were figure-hugging, and almost seem to outline the body with juxtaposed effects created through textures and geometric combinations of boudin and quilting. They also saw interpretations featuring overlapping lengths and thicknesses, and softer breadths. The collection featured leggings and quilted trousers, down-filled garments trimmed with Mongolian fur, sheepskin and goatskin, inserts in technical flannel or wool and knitwear with Norwegian motifs, all enhanced by copious amounts of accessories. For couples inspired by climbers, there were garments tested at high altitude, under temperatures impossible to withstand by the Italian climbers that scaled the dizzying heights of K2 until they within arm’s reach of the sky, a feat in which Moncler played a decisive role.
Starting with a distilled range of greys, and a charming range of forest and undergrowth hues, the collection also included copy ink reds and blues, ultramarine and deep, nocturnal blues. There was no shortage of glossy black and a vivid, electric yellow which recalls certain synthetic colors from the abstract and kinetic painting movement of the 1960s: the same decade that saw Moncler truly make its mark on an international level thanks to the Winter Olympics held in Grenoble in February 1968. Elsewhere, the red, white and blue of the French flag stood out in a tribute to the brand’s DNA, alongside a new and dynamic camouflage. Contrasting graphic combinations interrupted the prevalence of single-colors. They defined clean cuts and backgrounds, giving light look to garments conceived to defy the harshest, most extreme weather conditions.