For the Moncler Grenoble Fall 2017 collection, the curtain rose on the collection at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Guests find themselves in an exclusive ski resort setting. Just like a grand ball of yesteryear, in an atmosphere combining Luchino Visconti with Stanley Kubrick, models are introduced by a master of ceremonies who orchestrates and underscores appearance and dance erupts to the musical accompaniment of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
The Moncler Grenoble Fall 2017 collection is split into three articulated and autonomous sections, all linked by the common thread of the distinctly sporting aesthetics of the brand. The first has a decidedly specialist approach, and features an innovative take on fabric research: Moncler Grenoble High Performance produces product renowned for its functionality and highly technical fabric use, designed to meet even the most extreme needs under challenging weather conditions. Performance and Style, the focal area of the Grenoble collection, is traditionally dedicated to the functional design of snow sports, especially that of Après Ski but increasingly geared towards the day to day wearability of city life.
Extraordinary research conducted in the archives of tradition have yielded a range of interpretations on the theme of Scottish tartan, revolving around the cornerstone of plaid, with its warm, embracing consistency of a distinctly British imprint. Leaving the pistes behind, Après-Ski at Moncler Grenoble is interpreted with this approach, using a deep yet satisfying color palette – hues reflect a distinctly natural attitude with incorporation of camel, tobacco and chocolate. ‘Prince of Wales’ graphic checks and Macro dogtooth check are developed for the Fall Winter season, inspired by years gone by. Accentuated geometric vocation synonymous with masculine tailoring of the 1960s and decades following, are incorporated alongside various sources of style inspiration.
Graded hues in linear patterns are the hallmark of men’s shirting, blouson jackets and skirts. Wool texture is enhanced by various Japanese made fabrics which are drier and lighter, disassembled and reconstructed on the loom using a complex manual process. Cotton velvet and corduroy also feature. Knitwear design is developed significantly this season, with sweaters in a chunky tricot recreating a handcrafted effect, and all-over embroidery exquisitely finished with crochet.
The consistent message throughout the Fall 2017 collection is eclecticism, comfort and relaxation – a modern day interpretation of the Winter season which embraces a variety of approaches to functionality through innovative use of technical fabric.
Discover the exclusive backstage moments that have preceded this enthralling show.