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Tales 10.3.22


Craig Green is the purveyor of visionary pragmatism. By focusing on the way garments perform in different environments, Green has shaped an utterly personal lexicon of forms, details and textures that is a natural fit for Moncler’s adventurous spirit, and the idea of clothing meant for the elements.  

This is Green’s sixth MONCLER GENIUS collection. Designing for spring, allowed Green to experiment with the lighter side of functionality. The driving concept of the whole endeavor is from the idea of nature's elements and the belief that a single piece of clothing can have more than one function.

The collection itself revolves around flags, signals and simple yet bold graphics: 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 Moncler logo is crossed with a heart, and the new, streamlined Moncler logo magnified to become completely abstract. 

Shapes are functional and quintessentially Craig Green: parkas, zip-up jackets, quilted jackets and vests, roomy slacks, sweatshirts and T-shirts. The focus on sustainability is apparent in the zero waste intarsia jackets, the recycled nylon fabric for light jackets and parkas, and the organic cotton of the T-shirts. There are recurring elements of matte and opaque, while drawstrings add another layer of personalization. Continuing the idea of multiple functions, the 3D logo on the workwear-inspired jackets features a whistle while backpacks can be folded away. The choice of fabrics is iconic for Moncler and includes ripstop nylons and washed cottons, in a palette of natural, earthy shades with neon orange, sky blue, grass green and lemon yellow, plus blue and black. Accessories include bucket hats, low-top sneakers and packable backpacks.