High fashion can be uppity – we don’t always get it. Sometimes, we really, really don’t get it. Italian apparel brand Moncler and British designer Craig Green are both well-known names in the world of fashion. Their collaboration, however, isn’t the biggest hit to grace the catwalk. The two brands have come together to launch a number of coats, vests, bags, and trousers for their new line, named Genius. However, the looks were anything but.
The Genius range comes in three different styles; pinstriped, black, and white. It’s packed with lightweight padded material, including matt nylon fabric and filled with cotton down. Obviously, you don’t want to look like a cold weather samurai without people knowing you’re wearing serious designer styles so don’t worry, the three-dimensional Moncler tag can’t be missed. A snazzy hood also covers most of your face, so at least people won’t spot you wearing the exaggerated outfit.
People were left a little confused and naturally, they had a field day on social media about it. Most said the outfits looked more like a bedspread, an air mattress, and even the Michelin man (you know, the one with the rolls). In essence, people said it looked like a walking sleeping bag.
Though Moncler’s collaboration with Craig is set to launch on 22 August, people haven’t warmed to the idea. But it’s not the first time the British designer has been mocked for his sartorial creations.