Scene setting: For A/W 2017, Moncler Grenoble continued its tradition of presenting full-on theatrical productions, staging a Winter Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom complete with hanging white chandeliers and decked-out gala tables. Derek Blasberg served as the master of ceremonies, introducing each group of the collection, as models came out in hooded white capes before disrobing to reveal their looks. The New York City Chamber Orchestra provided the music for the affair, which ended in a waltz.
Mood board: Vintage skiwear from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s informed the A/W 2017 collection. Trousers were designed in plaid with a slight flare in a nod to the 70’s, while jackets got 80’s-inspired details, like athletic stripes at the arms.
Best in show: A number of the outerwear pieces were strong, like the brown fur parka and the feminine, rose fur. One of the standouts was a men’s forest green puffer-jacket with brown leather shoulder detailing and a shearling lining and collar. In the women’s collection, an oversized plaid coat with a fur collar made for a funky, yet chic look.