Heralded for his sophisticated, gender-defying ethos, the designer joins the ranks of Simone Rocha, Craig Green, and Hiroshi Fujiwara.
Two years into its ‘Genius’ initiative, Moncler sustains momentum, exploring new ways to refresh its approach and extend its scope. After all, C.E.O. Remo Ruffini launched Genius in order to ensure that Moncler lends space to a diverse array of perspectives and sensibilities. Genius’s experimental model—exhibiting eight collections from different designers on a rolling basis—has been met with great fanfare from those followers of fashion seeking a shake-up. Just a year ago—one hundred years in fashion time—Pierpaolo Piccioli paid homage to Moncler’s signature jacket, stunning the fashion world with his vibrant puffer evening gowns. But it is now a new season, calling for new talent.
Enter J.W. Anderson. The latest addition to Moncler Genius, the Northern Irish designer will join the ranks of Simone Rocha, Craig Green, and Grenoble—to name a few—exhibiting his collaborative effort on February 19th in Milan. Heralded for his avant-garde designs that defy conventions of gender, Anderson promises to imbue Moncler with a contemporary spirit. Founded in 2008, his line quickly accrued attention for its blend of sophistication and innovation, proving that the two can be mutually reinforcing—when guided by the considered, skilled hand of Anderson’s that is.