Designer DingYun Zhang and fashion house MONCLER team up for Underwater Futurism collection, that fuses Zhang’s futuristic aesthetic with the brand’s unique craft. Chinese designer and the brand share interest in function, padding, and volume. For the outwear collection Zhang was inspired by underwater creatures, he brings big volumes that sculpture the body into new forms, and explores color palette that resembles the coral and fungi, that grow on top of sculptures submerged underwater.
“The thought process behind the collection is rich and layered and the result is immediate and eye-catching, with details such as adjustable Chinese style knotted button, hidden zips and thumb-hole ribbed cuffs adding functionality. Huge volumes are obtained through extremely lightweight fabrics. The line-up includes coats, padded vests and cropped blousons either with or without a hood, made of shiny ultra-light crinkled nylon, completed with exaggerated padded face masks, cycling shorts and leggings.” – from Moncler