Noir Kei Ninomiya is one of COMME des GARÇONS‘s youngest sublabels, but it’s quickly become known for collections of all-black, technically-crafted clothing. That eye for detail carries over for the brand’s Moncler Genius collaboration, dubbed “6 Moncler.” Following Hiroshi Fujiwara’s 7 Moncler line, this release centers around feminine silhouettes crafted from textured leather and shiny nylon textiles. Intricate workmanship appears throughout, with the fabrics manipulated into detailed ruffling, ruching and appliqué, with Moncler‘s signature puffer design revamped into vests, coats and jackets sporting disparate quilting patterns and three-dimensional flowers. Down-filled tubes are knitted into bulky pullovers, cardigans, mufflers and zippered blousons, with leather harnesses adding punk edge to pleated skirts.
Take a look at the laborious process that went into the garments below. 6 Moncler Noir Kei Ninomiya launches July 25 at Moncler’s website and boutiques. Dover Street Market‘s site will also host the drop for 5 days, then the range goes live at select stockists on July 30.
ABOUT THE #MONCLERGENIUS: KEI NINOMIYA _ #KEININOMIYA IS A GENTLE PUNK. HE SPORTS A RATHER STRIKING MOHAWK HAIRSTYLE AND ALMOST INVARIABLY DRESSES IN BLACK. BUT HE IS FAR FROM AGGRESSIVE AS IT GETS. THE CREATIONS HE DEVISES UNDER THE LABEL NOIR ARE JUST AS CHALLENGING, LOOKING AT ONCE EXTREMELY FRAGILE AND DELICATE BUT ALSO HARD AND SPIKY. _ BE THE FIRST TO SHOP THE #MONCLERNOIR COLLECTION ON JULY 25TH.
THE ART OF ORIGAMI AND ORIENTAL CRAFTMANSHIPS COME ALIVE IN THE 6 #MONCLERNOIR KEI NINOMIYA COLLECTION. _ GET A BEHIND-THE-SCENES GLIMPSE INTO THE COLLECTION MAKING OF. FLOWERS ARE MORPHED INTO GEOMETRIC LEATHER APPLICATIONS. THE KNITTING PROCEDURE IS DONE ENTIRELY BY HAND USING MORE THAN 200 M OF LAQUé TUBING FILLED WITH VERY THICK WOOL YARN. _ STAY TUNED FOR THE COLLECTION LAUNCH: JULY 25TH. #MONCLERGENIUS
ANNOUNCING THE NEXT #MONCLERGENIUS COLLECTION: 6 #MONCLERNOIR KEI NINOMIYA. _ THIS COLLECTION EXPLORED AN IDEA OF WEARABLE GEOMETRY, PUSHING THE LIMITS OF DUVET FROM BOTH A TECHNICAL AND AN AESTHETIC VIEWPOINT, STRIVING FOR INNOVATION IN BOTH FIELDS. _ HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ARTISANAL PRODUCTION OF ONE OF THE KEY GARMENTS FROM THE COLLECTION. HANDMADE FLORAL DETAILS COMPOSED BY DOWN FILLED NYLON PETALS ARE HELD TOGETHER BY METAL RINGS AND EMBELLISHED BY 176 LASER-CUT LEATHER FLOWERS. _ COLLECTION LAUNCH: JULY 25th #NOIRKEININOMIYA