Moncler’s ongoing Genius Project, which debuted last year, has so far seen the brand link up with fashion heavyweights like Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and womenswear designer Simone Rocha. Now, Moncler is teaming up with London-based designer Richard Quinn, who memorably had Her Majesty the Queen attend his Fall 2018 show to present him with a British design award. Known for his whimsical prints and psychedelic patterns, Quinn has developed his maximalist aesthetic early on in his career, much of which is highly apparent in this Moncler capsule, which has just been launched.
London born designer Richard Quinn established his eponymous label in 2016, upon graduating the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins. Specializing in womenswear and textiles, his collections are bold and emotive creating a forward thinking unafraid vision. “It was an immense pleasure to work alongside Moncler and collaborate on such a beautiful collection. It was so exciting for both brands to come together and design pieces that are a true reflection of both brand identities and I’m honoured to be part of the Moncler family.”
For this capsule, Quinn was inspired by ’50s and ’60s couture shapes, most notable in the statement coats and long parkas. A heavy rotation of duvet opera coats with bracelet sleeves and diamante clasps, puffy duvets with bold type Moncler logos recalling Eighties skiing gear, and quilted pajama suits with bejeweled buttons and huge padded coats in animal patterns make up the rest.