Recently, Moncler reported that it would never again be demonstrating its two runway accumulations—Moncler Grenoble and Moncler Gamme Bleu—in the process separating ties with Gamme Bleu’s fashioner (and contracted suit god) Thom Browne. In an announcement, Moncler’s CEO Remo Ruffini clarified, “The gathering must shift and open up towards various skylines.” And right now, opening up towards various skylines implies creating another joint effort with NYC’s most collab-glad streetwear mark: Ronnie Fieg’s Kith.
The gathering initially appeared as a feature of Kith’s monstrous 100+ look runway appear in September, which saw any semblance of Scottie Pippen and LeBron James hit the catwalk, and included coordinated efforts with Nike, Champion, Adidas, Off-White, and obviously Moncler. From what we could tell at that point, Kith x Moncler was loaded with new goes up against Moncler’s mark puffy coats. Be that as it may, notwithstanding the works of art, the full scope of apparatus comprises of logo-overwhelming sweaters, T-shirts, hoodies, caps, and even footwear, as a climbing boot and a tennis shoe (itself the uncommon triple collab: a winterized take on Fieg’s unsurpassed most loved model, the Asics Gel Lyte 3).
The joint effort doesn’t appear glaringly evident at first look. Moncler has been grasped by the streetwear group over the previous decade, yet generally introduces itself as an European extravagance mark in the most genuine, multi-comma sense: its items are evaluated far higher than the vast majority of what Kith offers. In any case, for Kith originator Ronnie Fieg, that is precisely what made the cooperation attractive. “It is the most best level outerwear mark when it comes down to materials, development, and style. When you consider most apex cool climate item, Moncler sits over the rest,” Fieg says. What’s more, Fieg’s inclination for making huge buildup around discharges may bode well for a brand searching for its best course of action.
As far as we’re concerned, the piece that makes the best case for the collaboration is the pony hair hiking boot. Fieg calls it a “top 5 hiking boots of all time,” and though we might not go quite that far just yet, we understand why he feels so strongly. The boots are made in Italy, use top-line Italian leathers, and and are lined with genuine shearling to the toe. (According to Fieg, that “is something the brand has never done before with this silhouette.”) Even the more traditional colorways come jam-packed with details, but if you’re going to rock Kith x Moncler boots, we think you ought to go full “Streetwear God in Gstaad” and opt for the leopard-print pony hair versions.