Moncler ‘R’ – Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection
This, the Moncler ‘R’ collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 is one that sees the brand collaborating with British designer, Christopher Raeburn. Well known for his innovative recycling and repurposing of vintage military fabrics, this capsule range perfectly fuses Raeburn’s directional military aesthetic with Moncler’s unsurpassed expertise in creating cold-weather outdoor clothing.
Raeburn’s affinity with technical fabrics has become his trademark and in the context of this collection, has resulted in several ground-breaking combinations of materials. Along with more technical man-made fibers, technical wools and closed-knit cottons add an exceptional level of functional cohesion to the range.
There are four jackets and two gillets present -the Grasmoor jacket and Coniston gillet feature a 78% Cotton/22% Nylon Shell outer, whist the Pillar jacket, and Scar gillet are quilted polyester, all feature and down fillings and nylon linings for warmth in even the coldest conditions. The Bowfell and Fairfield jackets take a different route and feature wool blend outers with contrast panels of water-resistant coated cotton canvas.
The colour palette used is based around the archetypal outdoor military palette, and as such, contains olive green, khaki, white and black at its core, with contrasting hints of sky-blue adding a natural lightness. As you’d expect, numbers are extremely limited but if one of these has taken your fancy, you can find them here: Moncler ‘R’.