Moncler Pays Homage To Mountaineering History With RE/ICONS Parka Line
Alpine-inspired puffers that turn heads.
What was once purely technical — the bulky winter parka — has taken on a life of its own over the years, ever since brands like Moncler delivered jackets meant to summit the world’s most extreme peaks. The brand now makes everything from 3D-printed sneakers to luxury luggage, but its mountaineering roots are as strong as ever with the new Moncler RE/ICONS line.
The luxury atelier has since embarked on what it calls a “seven-decade-long journey of innovation and perfection,” evidenced quite handsomely by the newly reinvigorated Moncler Karakorum Jacket.
The RE/ICONS Karakorum nods to a 1954 Moncler original, which the brand sought to update in vibrant colors and fresh materials as it examined “how to retain its core while breathing new life into it,” the brand said.
So named for the historic Asian K2 peak on which it was worn, the “duvet” jacket (in a short parka length that hits the upper thigh) sees an exceptional line of fresh colors in materials like ripstop and cotton.
Filled with down for warmth and finished with intriguing details like technical canvas shoulder inserts and detachable sleeves, the jacket blurs the line between technical savvy and runway-ready style.
Indeed, options like a gleaming Burgundy number in ripstop nylon are as eye-catching for apres-ski pursuits as time spent on the slopes themselves.
The new lineup of jackets, accordingly, has a price tag befitting their status, technical prowess and luxurious looks: This chapter of the Karakorum starts at more than $2,300, and has already started selling out in some sizes, so if you want one, better act fast.