5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN | ELEMENTAL FUNCTION, HARMONIOUS FORMS
The language Craig Green has developed for Moncler Genius is elemental: a forward-looking take on clothing for the outdoors, the mountains and more generally for delving into nature. This is central to the new collection, which is designed for the lighter season and stems from a reflection on how our relation with being outdoors has changed over the last year. Even the mere act of being in nature, nowadays, feels transformative: the collection celebrates this renewed freedom of connection with the elements, embracing the possibilities
within the natural world to propel us forward.
A new monogram shapes the id of the collection: its thick coiling lines have a zoomorphic effect, imparting the impression of a platypus or a frog – but left intentionally ambiguous. Smooth and flowing, the monogram represents symmetrical structures in nature and harmony with the environment. This amphibious and waterly ego is realized in the form of sculptural rafts based around the monogram that is the symbol of 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN.
Craig Green pushes a pragmatic take on garment-making and a keen reflection on function through an intensely imaginative vision. Keeping practicality and wearability firmly in mind, he devises items that are engaging and suggestive whilst favoring shapes connected to the realms of utility and uniform. Zip-up
windbreakers and jackets come in lightweight cottons and nylons. Uniform jackets are cut in sturdy cottons and paired with chinos. The choice of fabrics is iconic for Moncler and includes matt, shiny, ripstop nylons, in a palette of muddy tones with highlights of red, yellow, orange, tangerine, electric blue. Different quilting patterns merge on cropped blousons, long parkas and shirt jackets. Sneakers, monogrammed bags and wallets complete the collection.
The collection revolves around the idea of contrasts: transparent/opaque, quilted/plain, matt/shiny, water/land. Embracing both, but finding the balance in between.