Moncler, known for its theatrics, showed its luxe Grenoble off-shoot label in Central Park’s Wollman Rink, with 180 models in skates, including some professional ice skaters, dancing to music by the Harlem boys choir and M.I.A.
Forget the catwalk, it’s all about the ice-skating rink for French winter sports label.
Moncler lived up to its expectations. Wollman Rink was turned into an winter wonderland, illuminated by colored lights that changed ever so slightly to mimic the changing seasons. In a moment of perfect serendipity, it even started snowing just as the show began. The show opened with a choir singing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” giving us chills, and later transitioned into M.I.A’s bold new track “Bad Girls.”
Showcasing a range of chic trousers, knits and jackets, professional skaters took to the world-famous rink and gave New York fashionistas something utterly different to what they are used to.
No front-row catwalk seats, a choir wrapped up in red, white and blue, and a backdrop of Manhattan’s night skyline made for one of the more off-beat and sensational New York Fashion Week displays.
The Sixties-inspired collection was predictably fur, wool and anorak heavy.
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