Merging active femininity with a subtle sophistication, the 2 Moncler 1952 women’s collection designed by Veronica Leoni is a serene and luminous proposition that softens utility with a womanly allure. The tenets of performance clothing are relaxed and reworked into new volumes and elevated with a tonal palette from chalky white and blush tones to pale seafoam and sage through terracotta, chocolate and rich berry – suffusing the Spring Summer 2021 season with an urbane, nautical simplicity.
Harmonious, flattering shapes are grounded in realism, with decoration reduced to practical elements like cotton rope ties, fishnet mesh and drawstrings that adapt the silhouette to a woman’s daily life. Tactile surfaces build from the crisp and matte textures of cotton canvas and washed silk to the sleek shine of Moncler’s nylon laqué, creating parkas, cropped duffels and trench coats with dropped shoulders, curved drawstring hemlines and ballooning ‘folk’ sleeves. Quilting is treated with a summer hand; from light diamond stitching paneled into a poplin shirt or zipped into an A-line skirt to a technical hood built into a classic raglan raincoat. Pleated bermudas, cuffed culottes and flared trousers refine the collection’s universal outdoor spirit with a boyish, tailored edge.
Underpinning a wide array of Moncler outerwear pieces, sculptural knits hug the body in fine-gauge rib, chunky Breton stripes and check crochet in effortless shapes from tube skirts and short-sleeve cotton sweaters to sinuous cashmere cardigans and fluid mock-necks. Crossbody nylon-frame pouches and puffy bolster bags play nylon against soft nappa leather and looped zipper pulls, as raw-cut leather sandals ground the pure silhouette.
Sustainability note: Championing Moncler’s pledge for a more sustainable future, the Spring Summer 2021 collection introduces new low impact materials, including a recycled Japanese ripstop nylon treated with natural dyes.