When Moncler Genius first debuted its “One House, Different Voices” presentation during Milan Fashion Week last winter, the Italian outerwear brand assembled a who’s who list of designers, including the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Palm Angels and Simone Rocha, just to name a few. 1017 ALYX 9SM’s very own Matthew Williams was also pegged to rework a series of classics, using his very own tactically-informed DNA as a creative anchor. What ensued was an assembly line presentation of signature Moncler coats—twisted, of course, by Williams’s flair for the dramatic.
And now, almost a year removed from the aforementioned showing, Williams has finally revealed his contribution in its entirety. Elaborate-shaped parkas—known primarily for its functional properties—travel through ALYX’s technical prism by way of industrialized buckles. Elsewhere, chain link belts, chest rigs, cross-body pouches, hooded backpacks and neoprene-fashioned ankle boots also surface throughout, rounding out a collection that explores both perspectives through and through.
Statement wares aside, the partnership paved the way for Williams to further his label’s tailoring techniques. As such, a sizable portion of the range centers around the use of Econyl—regenerated nylon derived from salvaged waste materials and recovered plastic taken from the sea.