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WHY IS MONCLER FAMOUS?

Moncler, an abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble, was founded in 1952 by René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent.

Now renowned for their quilted jackets, the pair originally produced quilted sleeping bags and tents which took off as mountain holidays began to take hold on the public.

The Italian fashion brand announced in 2018 the establishing of the Moncler Genius collection – which sees hyped collections with new designers released on a rolling schedule.

WHEN WAS MONCLER FOUNDED

1952

WHERE IS MONCLER BASED?

Milan, Italy

WHO FOUNDED MONCLER?

René Ramillon and André Vincent

INSTAGRAM

WHO OWNS MONCLER?

WHERE ARE MONCLER JACKETS MADE?

Moncler has maintained a 900-strong production team in Romania since 2016.

WHERE CAN I BUY MONCLER?

You can find some of the best Moncler’s pieces and collaborations at our Highsnobiety Shop.

1954

Moncler creates its first down jackets.

French mountaineer Lionel Terry inspires the company to create a special range, Moncler pour Lionel Terry, a collection of down jackets, salopettes, gloves and sleeping bags to protect against the harsh climates.

Moncler down jackets are chosen to equip Italy’s expedition to K2.

1955

Moncler down jackets were supplied to the French expedition which reached the summit of Mount Makalù.

1964

Moncler supplies Alaskan expeditions organized by Lionel Terray.

1968

Moncler supplies the French downhill ski team at the Grenoble Winter Olympics.

1980

Moncler jackets as we know them enter into the scene. Designer Chantal Thomass works alongside the company to bring a reworking to the classic down jacket. The zips are replaced with buttons and exciting colors are introduced along with fur trims, satin and reversible fabrics.

2003

The brand is bought by entrepreneur Remo Ruffini. With his direction the brand becomes famous for the down jacket – as he improves fit and design as well as investing in research experimenting with style and materials – ensuring quality is retained throughout the entire process.

2006

Moncler launches the Haute Couture Moncler Gamme Rouge collection fronted by Alessandra Fachinetti and later Giambattista Valli.

2009

Moncler launch Gamma Bleu, a menswear collection, with Thom Browne.

2010-2014

Moncler’s Grenoble collection makes its debut. It is made up of reinterpreted styles, reworked garments and an overall contemporary take.

Moncler supplies equipment to the 60th anniversary expedition to K2.

2017-2018

Moncler ends the Gamma Bleu and Gamma Rouge collections.

Moncler launches the Moncler Genius collection. The project has no single creative director but instead asks multiple designers to create their own individual collections released almost monthly.

2019

Nike, Louis Vuitton & Moncler recognized as leaders in cross-channel retail success.

2020

JW Anderson & Moncler’s exhibition in-a-box brings fashion to your front room.

Moncler and RIMOWA’s Collab is wild.

2021-2022

Moncler to Phase out Animal Fur by 2024.

Inter Milan Football club partners with Moncler.

Moncler drops an icy cool collab with evian.

Moncler collabs with Sir Jony Ive.

Moncler drops first fragrance.

Moncler purchases Stone Island.

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