Italian down company, http://moncler.it”>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, http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/02/moncler-x-visvim-fall-2010-moncler-v-collection/”>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, http://bionicyarn.com/”>Bionic. Bionic produces yarns and fabrics from recycled bottles, and the company had also previously produced pieces in collaboration with http://freshnessmag.com/2009/09/14/gap-40th-anniversary-london-pop-up-store/”>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! http://wwd.com/markets-news/pharrell-williams-partners-with-moncler-2375906?module=today&browsets=360216897326#/wwd”>via: WWD