Designing with the spring season in mind, Craig Green's latest collection for the on-going Moncler Genius project - whereby designers are invited to put their spin on the iconic Moncler down jacket - looks to the outdoors by focusing on the way garments perform in different environments, simultaneously experimenting with the lighter side of functionality. Details, texture and form take centre stage throughout, pivoting around the idea that a single piece of clothing can be multi-functional, taking on different meanings and interpretations.
By revolving around flags, signals and graphics, the collection takes pride and joy in focusing on codes best associated with Moncler - the outdoors. As the circle and square used in the nautical world are printed onto outerwear and t-shirts, other graphics used throughout are the map of the world, in which the house's new logo Moncler logo is crossed with a heart, while the new, streamlined Moncler logo blown up to become completely abstract. Function is what Craig Green does best, and when applied to the outdoors, inspiration takes hold in the form of parkas, zip-up jackets, quilted jackets and vests, roomy slacks, sweatshirts and T-shirts. Matte and opaque elements are made clear through the use of nylon and cotton fabrics, all presented in a palette of natural, earthy shades to bring the collection full circle.
As the days become a little bit warmer and the evenings a little lighter, the smell of spring is certainly in the air, evidenced by Craig Green's sixth collection for Moncler Genius; if he doesn't ignite excitement for the warmer months, nothing will.