Discover the third launch of the Moncler Genius project: 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN. The designer conceives items that rewrite the dialogue between clothing and body, dress and habitat, following the functional considerations.
As a menswear designer, Craig Green focuses on issues that are closely linked to the human condition, protection and function being his main preoccupations. Ever the pragmatist, Green devised overblown, sculptural shapes built like sums of cubic elements that retain a sense of function, working solely with matte nylon and cotton dawns. As radical as his sculptural down-filled forms appear, completely rewriting the dialogue between clothing and body, looking like flotation devices, or life-saving rafts, they are meant to be properly worn and used.
Padding is brought to the ultimate level, making pieces look gigantic yet still very light, as if they were filled with air. Protection gets to the furthest, turning looks into soft contemporary armors, with hoods concealing faces. Amplified in their symbolic as well as functional presence, the garments resemble habitats: self-sufficient units to inhabit and live in under extreme conditions. As such, Craig Green heralds a futurist vision which fiercely puts the human being at the center. Coming in an uncompromising palette of white, black and midnight blue, the collection has a radical presence. Black stitches create pinstripe effects, landing a graphic touch. – from Moncler
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