I can't really find any news of this anywhere, but my go - to Japanese fashion site, Fashion Press, came through with the tip that Moncler and Ami partnered up for a new collection called "Moncler a" that launches this fall. I assume that "a" stands for Ami, since Moncler also has a women's collection coming out called "Moncler E" that is through a partnership with Moncler Jacket Erdem. I'm available for hire if you need a PI.
If his first season of puffy spike jackets for Moncler edged into the performative, this one is purely practical. Practical in the JW Anderson world doesn't mean warm coats and roomy knits - though this collection has beautiful examples of both. It means clothing that addresses your state of mind as much as it dresses your physical form.
The imagery needed to feel not just like a portrait, but rather like a moment in time. We created an environment for the faces of the campaign to be comfortable in, and to express themselves in an affectionate way. I was really excited to work with Robin Wright..
Another aspect we loved was that we were so immersed within the team. We got to sit in on multiple projects and learn how to manage relationships, solve problems and how to push back creatively. We also enjoyed having someone at the same level embark on this traineeship at the same time.
In what was both a clever coping technique for dealing with the pressure of delivery - especially considering that Anderson helms two other houses already - and a move that will prove catnip to his long - term fans, the designer used this opportunity to revisit some of the most beloved ideas of his career. As he explained: "The idea is that it is an inflated archive. So we have used the Moncler technique to inflate pieces we have done in the past, like the hat from the Riviera collection (spring '15 womenswear) or the ruffled men's short with the knee - high boot (fall '14 menswear)." What we got was a glorious confection of J - Dubs lite: not in mental calories but in down - delivered weightlessness.