Moncler's been busy. With MONDOGENIUS upon us, the Italian luxury label has begun blessing the world with a deluge of eye-popping collabs and events, all leading up to an innovative auction, of sorts.

"The partnership between Artsy and Moncler shows the power of two brands from different industries coming together to make a positive impact in the world," Artsy CMO Everette Taylor told Highsnobiety. "We both believe in the power of leveraging our collective platforms to uplift creative communities and challenge the status quo."

As part of 2 Moncler 1952's rollout, the sub-label is partnering with Artsy for a charitable auction that benefits non-profit FREE THE WORK. Therein, mountain meets museum when Moncler signatures, from puffers to trek gear, get reinterpreted into high-falutin' works of art.

Prem Sahib's work, Puffer Desk, is one of the most recognizable revisions of a Moncler piece. You've got Moncler 1952's "duvet" jacket in bubblegum pink and black free-standing beneath a solid glass plane. That's one sturdy puffer!

Some of the Moncler 1952 auction's wildest works came from Erwin Wurm, who provided two pieces for the sale. The biggest one — actually, the biggest piece of the entire auction — is Fat Mini, a real-deal Austin Mini all puffed-up and rendered in that unmissable Moncler 1952 pink.

"I strongly believe when we look on our reality from an absurd angle, with paradox situations and questions, we can probably see more," Wurm said, cryptically.

Almost A Perfect Day, Wurm's other contribution, is a trio of photographs wherein models wear current season Moncler 1952 in unconventional ways. Unconventional shapes — including a besandaled egg and Dali-like figure — result.

Moncler's signature puffer textile returns one more time, almost rendered unrecognizable by Andrea Anastasio's three pieces. Pillow is the most approachable: it reshapes Moncler's outerwear into squishy seats and chairs.

The cushion concept returns in Giubbotti, in which Anastasio wraps the puffer pillows around ornamental sculptures for safekeeping. Protection from both the elements and shattering.

Finally, Alta Quota is practically unrecognizable as a Moncler project, given that it wraps squat, glazed vases in mountaineering cord, calling back to Moncler's trek heritage.

What's all this say about Moncler? Well, the most obvious reading is that Moncler never merely made up one single element. Many ingredients make up a complete Moncler meal; even with sub-labels like 1952, there's an plenty for all palettes.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Balenciaga's FW22 Show Paid Tribute to Ukraine

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Frank Ocean Wants You to Ice Out Your Manhood

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Even After Pete & Kim Break Up, Ye's Harassment Continues

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Aimé Leon Dore's New Balance 550 Looks Extra Plush in Suede

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Aimé Leon Dore Goes From Queens to the Queen

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Matthieu Blazy's #NewNewBottega It-Bag Is Here

    Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.