New York Fashion Week Fall ’13: Moncler’s 360 Degree Revolution

February 9, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '13

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Summary: My first Moncler show was their FW11 show, a flash mob in Grand Central Station. It was one of my favorite shows I’ve ever seen, and, for the theatre artist in me, ignited a love for fashion shows that took a performative approach to showcasing their collection. So I knew, when I was instructed to be at Gotham Hall last night for the Moncler presentation, I would be in for a treat. This one began as most shows do, with a mob of people trying to secure entrance to a small space. A massive domed tent was in the center of the hall – within it, the music was intense, lights were flashing and there was no clue as to what spectacle was before us. After traveling through a dark tunnel, we were pushed into a room filled with hundreds of ski-suited models tiered and stacked in a 360 degree circle. The lights flashed to the beat of a dynamic instrumental medley, and the effect was, in a word, awesome.

Surrounded by a sea of green, shocked by the magnitude of the individuals in the space and the flashing light effects, it was difficult to make out and focus on the details of the clothing. Layers and layers of green ski-wear accented with fur muffs and knit arm and leg warmers were unbelievable en masse, but details only truly appreciated through post-show photography. The effect was the thing, and that in and of itself was enough. Those familiar with Moncler’s winter weather designs could happily sit back and enjoy the show, comfortable knowing the quality of the product and continuity of the line’s vision. The effect was stunning. Another brilliant moment for Moncler.

Colors: Forest green, deep red, olive, grass green, dove grey, black, yellow, orange, charcoal, merlot, beige, silver, black.

Fabrics and Textures: Fur, knit, metallic, quilting, wool, belted, layering, color blocking, asymmetry, leather.

Key Looks: Olive belted ski coat with fur collar and red lining, grey ankle-length trousers with forest green leg warmers and charcoal gloves; Color blocked belted vest with a white, paint-drip effect, charcoal ski pants and black gloves; Merlot short puffy coat with fur wrist accents, matching slim ski trousers and black and beige ski boots.

– Amanda Aldinger


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