French menswear designerAlexandre Mattiussi – the man behind Ami – has been making waves the past few seasons with his collection of slouched pants, tailored blazers and bold outerwear that epitomize a particular brand of Parisienne cool. You can imagine how excited we were to learn that Mattiussi is lending his innovative eye to Moncler, a brand known more for keeping the well-heeled warm in the winter months than pushing the boundaries of effortless style.
The Ami and Moncler collaboration is what you would expect from the unique pairing. The classic Moncler badge is patched onto the shoulders of jackets in luxe fabrics, and Moncler's usual tailoring is reinterpreted in oversized single and double-breasted overcoats. Ami brings its particular strain of bomber jackets to the luxury brand, in houndstooth and denim fabrications with fleece collars perfect for the cold. A grey sweatshirt with a contrast collar features a special co-branded Moncler-Ami logo that manages to land on the right side of the line between awesome and obnoxious.
Release dates aren't yet confirmed, but keep an eye out for the Ami and Moncler Fall/Winter 2015 collection later this fall.