Where the alpine elegance of Moncler intersects with the urban cool of adidas Originals, a new fashion horizon emerges. This collaborative collection, baptized as “The Art of Explorers“, paints a portrait of the indefatigable human spirit, keen on venturing from the serene mountain tops down to the bustling city streets.
A fabric of innovation weaves through each piece, marking a historic moment where Moncler’s heritage in upscale outdoor attire melds seamlessly with adidas Originals’ urban sportswear aesthetics. “Function creates unlimited potential for discovery,” said Remo Ruffini, Moncler’s CEO, echoing a sentiment that is palpable in every stitch and seam of the collection.
This fashion saga began to unfold at the “The Art of Genius” show during London Fashion Week in February. A diverse group of artists, spanning the realms of sculpture, costume, set design, and make-up, were tasked with crafting human-like explorers, taking cues from the collection’s distinct looks. Gary Card, Ibby Njoya, and Kate Tabor manifested these visions into tangible sculptures. Real-life explorers, adorned in outfits styled by Ai Kamoshita and enhanced with makeup and accessories by Isamaya Ffrench, were captured through the lens of renowned photographer Hanna Moon.
A digital sojourn awaits visitors on moncler.com, where an immersive experience inspired by the collection’s thematic essence, unfolds. Amid the virtual city streets, exclusive products and artful 3D animations grace digital billboards, offering a seamless blend of commerce and creativity.
“The Art of Explorers” is a harmonious blend of Moncler’s alpine grace and adidas Originals’ urban chic. The collection reveals a range of puffers and track attire symbolizing a fusion of distinct styles. Moncler’s classic designs, adorned in their trademark lacquered nylon, are infused with the distinct touch of adidas Originals, marked by adi-break paneling. A vibrant color palette mirrors the changing city lights, transitioning from vivid greens and reds to muted tones of concrete gray and off-white, echoing the dynamic energy of urban life and the tranquility of nature. Patterns inspired by skiers’ intricate trails on snowy terrains are woven into the detailed quilting and prints.
Footwear is not left behind in this collaborative innovation. The NMD is transformed, taking on Moncler’s aesthetic and enhanced with the resilience of GORE-TEX and the comfort of bubble padding. Similarly, the renowned Campus is wrapped in this unique padding, exuding an amplified Moncler essence. This collection stands at the crossroads of rugged mountain terrains and bustling cityscapes, a testament to the harmonious blend of diverse worlds, curated for the modern explorer.
Moncler x adidas Originals didn’t just stop at apparel; they ventured into the realm of digital artistry. A special limited edition NFT of the Moncler x adidas Originals NMD boot, reimagined for the digital age, is available via the platform and the adidas Confirmed app, showcasing an artistic rendition of the iconic footwear.
This collection, available on moncler.com and adidas.com, is not just a confluence of two iconic brands but a celebration of the indomitable human spirit’s constant quest for discovery, innovation, and style.