Italian down company, Moncler is branching out of out and expanding its roots by reaching into the industry with a new collection, Moncler V. The collection is a series of collaborative projects and includes a previously announced partnership with Japanese label, visvim. Now to hop on the Moncler V Collection is musician-artist-entrepreneur extraordinaire, Pharrell Williams.
The collaboration between Pharrell and Moncler is a blackout line up of items crafted from Pharrell’s three year old textile company, Bionic. Bionic produces yarns and fabrics from recycled bottles, and the company had also previously produced pieces in collaboration with GAP for the latter’s 40th Anniversary.
So far, the collection includes a reversible black puffer vest (inspired by bullet-proof vests) with Velcro side slits. Turning the vest inside out, the lining is a print fusing art and nature created by Japanese artist, Keita Sugiura. Check out the “pacifist” puffer version of a bullet-proof vest and stay tuned for more release information to come! via: WWD