pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius

moncler taps maison valentino’s creative director pierpaolo piccioli for a second time, in the latest instalment of its multi-brand collaborative genius project. moncler took over an entire milan street to showcase the third chapter, which saw piccioli present a collection of nylon laqué gowns in collaboration with ethiopian model and designer liya kebede. inviting designers to create capsule collections inspired by the iconic moncler down jacket, the project presents new collections that will drop every month for the next 12.

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius

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piccioli continues the couture interpretation of the moncler brand that we saw in his first presentation. last year the designer debuted hooded capes cinched in at the bodice, and captured in images referencing renaissance paintings. this time around, pierpaolo invited his friend liya kebede to input the vibrant patterns and aesthetic of her sustainable and socially responsible ethiopian label ‘lemlem’. pierpaolo piccioli fuses the language of couture with patterns that recall african textiles, using the functionality of moncler as the melting agent, and nylon laqué as the medium of choice. bold silhouettes swarming in rhythmic intarsia ensue.

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius



I am after a balance of dreaminess, extravagance and soulfulness‘, says piccioli. ‘I involved liya kebede, who is an active supporter of african artisans with her label lemlem, in the process, creating something true to her, to moncler and to my own sensibility. connecting diversities is my idea of inclusive creativity‘.

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius



there is no better way to show how time-honored traditions, like our lemlem artisans’ work, have a place in modern fashion than this partnership, working with pierpaolo and moncler’, kebede comments. ‘I was honored to be a part of this creative process, bringing together heritages that at first glimpse seemed so different but when unexpectedly combined, create something so rich and new, redefining beauty and reminding us that there are no borders in life.’

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius



the other designers and brands part of moncler genius include british designer and central saint martins graduate, craig green, fragment hiroshi hujiwara, palm angels, poldo dog couture, valextra, sandro mandrino for moncler grenoble, sergio zambon for moncler 1952 men’s and veronica leoni for moncler 1952 women’s. the collections will be sold via monthly drops, with the first collaboration hitting moncler stores in june.

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius

pierpaolo piccioli debuts graphic puffa gowns for moncler genius



project info


designers: pierpaolo piccioli/liya kebede

project: moncler genius

  • These are beautiful creations, just for wearing

    Dorrie Witgenstein says:
  • This is by far the best fashion thing i have seen in the past 30 years. Highly Original, Stylish, Somewhat Odd and Extremely Classy at the same time. Very very very well done. Hats off to you!

    Rombouts Philippe says:
  • They are so sensuous, and look really comfy and powerful. I didn’t expect this to be so good, so insightful.

    Josie says:
  • You wouldn’t have to worry about your rolls and wrinkles, they are all hidden. Love the skirts on the dresses, but some of the tops are a little much. Beautiful colors.

    Carol says:
  • Good for the ice age. They are beautiful.

    Aletta du Toit. says:

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