Oh Hi, Mary Katrantzou x Moncler jackets. What’s that? You want me to stop eating for months on end so I can afford you and your yards and yards of downy goodness. Honestly, that’s sounding like a really good idea because my mind is blown by your stunning beauty. I was really upset when Sacai’s design term was up at Moncler. However, Moncler being the absolute fucking best brought in Mary Katrantzou to take the fashion crazy functional outwear to the next level. They are magnificent and expensive!
For the Moncler M collaboration, Mary Katrantzou took inspiration from the duality found between the interiors of a classic sports car and those of a gypsy caravan. Silhouettes were inspired by the sculptural shapes of Katrantzou’s AW12 collection and the research on car interiors. The chiffon gowns of Katrantzou’s AW12 show are converted into ultralight nylon coats, allowing the experience of wearing a ball-gown to become an everyday possibility and the sculptural silhouettes mimic the shape of a car seat, capitalizing on the versatility of the down jacket. Katrantzou also worked on bespoke brocades for this collaboration, which combine the exceptional technical abilities of Moncler with a hand crafted artisan textile.
Luisaviaroma has some select jackets for preorder. They start at $1323 and go up to $5470. That includes duties and shipping! Matches Fashion and Moncler.com will also be selling the Mary Katrantzou x Moncler collection. Not sure if The Room at The Bay will be picking any of these up as they carry Mary Katrantzou ready to wear.
See all the jackets in the Mary Katrantzou x Moncler collection and some photos of the presentation in the gallery below.
images: Mary Katrantzou Facebook