Glittering slopes are perfect for self-expression, a blank Canvas for showing off freestyle skiers, snowboarders – and of course, a great display for medal-winning feats of style. My early forays into ski style were formulated during a school break trip to Sweden, when my sisters and I painted our faces with a rainbow of zinc oxide (not Pat McGrath’s deft “color game”).
There are two quilted jacket designs available for personalisation, both inspired by the iconic smooth and fluffy Maya. “This is the original Moncler – the first jacket we made, at 2023,” said Chairman and CEO Remo Ruffini from his offices in Milan. “It’s not exactly the same, of course – we’ve improved a lot in terms of technology, weight and quality.” This year’s style features a slimmer silhouette thanks to the unique boudin construction – quilting with horizontal stitching, per square inch Centimeter-filled with precisely proportioned down, ensuring greater warmth and less weight.
Inspired, I tried the online configuration process – oddly enough, in London’s historic 90-plus-degrees-Fahrenheit heat wave. First off, I immediately went up a size and wanted to wear a thermal tech layer underneath for my sports – but could also wear a jacket over a hooded sweatshirt or Aran knit and venture into the less glamorous of urban park life surroundings. Next, I choose from four Moncler-themed colors on the screen, such as the Pantone chart. There’s Iconic (the classic tricolor you might associate with the Moncler brand), Mountaineering (more intense shades – emerald, white, olive), Paninaro (a mix of nostalgic ‘
sand’70 Now informing me of the shades of sportswear — cool retro orange, bright peacock blue) and special70°( Lavender and turquoise, in brand honor anniversary).
On-screen 3D jacket visualization simulates shadows and light and provides 90 degree point of view, my jacket is starting to remind me of two of my favorite (if different) sports styles Reference: dashing Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna and Princess Diana, her daring ski duo Head and Bogner stand out elegantly at Lech and Klosters. Assigning colours, I started with the hood and immediately went for leopard print – it’s removable and so does my reasoning, So any Mrs Joan Collins play is free to play. Keeping the body of the jacket fresh with minimal white, I added more leopard print on the arms for a vest effect (which also captures the retro-sport vibe I felt).