Called “Moncler O,” the range, conceived by Abloh, was inspired by fishermen in the northern seas. Traditional waxed jackets inspire the anoraks with multiple pockets, while references to British Navy uniforms from the 17th-century echo in the oversize pants crafted from a waterproof double cotton and featuring elasticated drawstring waists. The sporty lineup, infused with a technical feel, also features padded jackets with detachable hoods, vests inspired by life jackets, and lightweight parkas. Patterns include prints referencing stormy skies, along with Off-White’s signature diagonal stripes. The Moncler logo appears in a yellow silicon version.
“Moncler is a brand I admire for its history and what it represents in the myriad brands based in outerwear and fashion,” said Abloh, who added that he wanted to tell a story through the pieces included in the collection. “My inspiration comes from storytelling. The chance to tell a story via individual pieces of clothing is a powerful tool I believe in.”
“Moncler O,” which will retail from $420 for a T-shirt to $3,800 for a parka, will be unveiled in New York with a cocktail party at Moncler’s boutique in SoHo on July 12. The collection will be available in stores worldwide and at moncler.com starting from September.