Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler Genius

Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler Genius

A series of machines made of curtain rails and weights showcase this kinetic menswear collection shaped like tents and kites by British fashion designer Craig Green.

The capsule collection is the London-based designer's second instalment for Italian brand Moncler's ongoing Genius project. Pieces include jackets, blousons, fishtail parkas, work shirts and trousers in blocks of colour.

Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler

Green's brightly-coloured, utilitarian collection features an array of architectural volumes that resemble the shape of sports kites, which he describes as "wearable habitats".

"Green’s visionary way of dealing with items of clothing is architectural just as much as it is pragmatic. The extreme shape in fact responds to a need, and as such, it performs," said Moncler.

Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler

Inspired by the theme of protection and performance, an idea Green developed in his first collection for Moncler, the garments exhibit extreme forms, including stiff-hooded capes fastened with rope strings and sturdy, tent-like structures.

Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler

"I have always explored ideas of protection and functionality within my work, something that is also at the core of Moncler's heritage," said Green.

"I thought it would be interesting for these ideas to be pushed further, interpreting Moncler's performance-based history and developing designs with their years of technical knowledge and expertise," he explained.

Unlike his last collection for the brand, however, which explored the theme of protection using oversized, down-filled forms, the designer's second iteration focuses on protection from the rain and sun.

Loose-fitting cagoules, wide-legged cargo trousers and ponchos with oversized hoods are made from lightweight materials and coloured in primary shades.

"The wearable habitats he devised this season draw inspiration from tents and kites, offsetting volumes, lines and bright colours," said Moncler.

The Moncler Genius project launched in February 2018 with eight capsule collections made in collaboration with eight leading designers including Simone Rocha and Pierpaolo Piccioli. These were presented in Milan and rolled out on a monthly basis.

Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler

For the first Genius project, Moncler tasked designers with recreating its signature down jacket, while in this next iteration, the Italian brand wanted designers to create capsule collections with accompanying videos that will be displayed in an exhibition space in Milan later this year.

"Throughout each room, spectators will get inside a pure, undiluted vision of each Moncler Genius. A kaleidoscope of images for a chorus of different voices, speaking for one house," said Moncler.

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Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler
Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler
Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler
Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler
Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler
Craig Green designs "wearable habitats" for Moncler