High Altitude Style

Moncler’s adventurous new collections

By Julia Szabo

Mountaineers may ascend “the summit of style” with confidence and ease simply by donning items from the Moncler Grenoble fall/winter 2021 collection, now available at its new outpost in Vail (41 E. Meadow Dr.). France’s most playful heritage brand continues its quest for the most technically advanced materials, embellished with hot motifs from beloved Italian cult brand Naj-Oleari. Look for pink palms and crazy crowns, dancing zigzags and love-heart doodles, which have migrated via Moncler from Milanese streets to the slopes of Colorado. The love children of this sweet romance between bellissimo brands references an electric 1980s color palette, with cotton candy lacquer bombers, hot-orange gilets and palm- print board pants—all with an eco-fashion focus on recycled fabrics.

Meanwhile, edgy technical innovation meets a softer, more crafted feel in 6 Moncler 1017 Alyx 9SM collection of clothing and accessories, which bear the stamp of designer Matthew Williams. Avant-gardists will appreciate the fashion-forward tension of opposites: matte and shiny, natural and man-made, soft and hard, dark and light. Look for duvets and long coats in elegant nylon satin, with chic chains tracing trails along puffy pillows of down-filled warmth. Further contrast can be found courtesy of leather trousers and lug-soled boots, soft bags, metal bracelets and belts—a collection sure to take your breath away. moncler.com