British designer Jonathan Anderson presented his second collection for Moncler Genius. MONCLER 1 JW ANDERSON Spring Summer 2021 collection explores a nomadic voyage. The collection is well balanced between straightforwardness and the abstract. It explores dreamy nomadic characters and their adventures – fishermen sailing in deep waters, women waiting on terrafirma engaging in some highly crafty act of quiltmaking, the sunsets reflected on the waters. For the SS21 season, Anderson explored both his own roots and the roots of the JW Anderson brand.
“A color block jacket, a dégradé vest, a pair of trousers and one of Bermuda shorts are also available in a sustainable version. The external fabrics are made with ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon derived from ocean and land based waste. The faded hues of Northern Irish sunsets are transferred onto long jersey T-shirt dresses as well as on anoraks, giving a dreamy twist to the utilitarian trail which is the background theme of the collection, seen in the field jackets, culotte shorts and washed garment-dyed trenchcoats. A vintage quilt inspires a whole selection of intricately quilted pieces, from the sustainable cotton long coat and cropped jacket to a feminine draped and gathered dress to inventive combinations of tops and culottes in delicate pastels hues. The same spirit in collaging contrasting elements carries on in the accessories: colorful, commando-soled chelsea boots; tri-stitched Cordura totes; quilted handle bags. The technicality of Moncler gets an adventurous twist.” – from Moncler
Moncler and JW Anderson are also launching a multi-disciplinary cultural program – the first episode in the Moncler Genius Podcast series, and partnering with the global curated film streaming service, MUBI. The Moncler Genius Podcast series is hosted on Spotify launched as a virtual salon, where the most progressive minds in fashion riff on the subjects that matter. Hosted by Director of Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist, the inaugural episode charts the designer’s personal journey, the all-encompassing experience of travel and gets to the heart of the collection’s imagined voyage. The selection of films curated on MUBI ranges from art house short films to much loved cinematic documentations of journeys traveled, giving an insight into the mindset of the perennial traveler.
Depending on the country you reside in, the curated film selection on MUBI includes:
Swept Away (Lina Wertmüller, 1974)
Travel Songs (Jonas Mekas, 1981)
Nomad (Patrick Tam, 1982)
Three Crowns of a Sailor (Raoul Ruiz, 1983)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Vagabond (Agnès Varda, 1985)
The Green Ray (Éric Rohmer, 1986)
The Sheltering Sky (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990)
Disappearance at the Sea (Tacita Dean, 1996)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, 2004)
Winter Nomads (Manuel von Stürler, 2012)
Further Beyond (Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy, 2016)
I am not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017)
The 1 MONCLER JW ANDERSON collection is now available in Moncler boutiques and on moncler.com.