by Stephen Garner

Moncler has launched its newest collection as part of its Genius project. Called “2 Moncler 1952,” the menswear of this collection was designed by urban anthropologist Sergio Zambon, who turns the study of youth movements – both real and imagined – into an opportunity for design.

This season, the energy of the ‘70s pop throughout with references of preppies, hippies, and punks are used to inspire the attitude and items of the collection. All of it is seen through the Moncler filter – laqueÌ nylon, heavy satin for outerwear, and the down jacket in every version from upholstery corduroy to print – and blended in an all-inclusive mix that reflects the reality of the contemporary customer.

In order to gain depth and unexpected nuance, the collection is conceived as a collaboration with the whole city of Los Angeles. Through contributions from key L.A.-based creative players, Moncler gets a touch of the city’s sun-kissed, laid back spirit. Libertine provided rhinestone and glitz used on shirts and sleeveless jackets, Undefeated offered the black nylon basics seen anew with a punk twist; Balt Getty devised lively street art patterns and AD.III adds the industrial metal jewelry worn on top of down jackets. The color palette is a mix of emerald, green, and Prussian blue, rusty Seventies tones, and black-lit with bright touches of glue pink mixed with orange. Accessories highlight the anthropological mix of styles and decades: Seventies flat sneakers, boots, Eighties pointy boots, fur hats, plus practical duvet-carriers.

Zambon has worked over the years for a variety of houses and brands, putting his skills of designer and communicator, his point of view, and sense of harmony and balance at the service of the client. Born in Egypt to an Italian father and a Croatian mother, he settled in Rome, where he completed fashion studies at Istituto Europeo di Design. He has worked for twelve years at Fendi, consulted extensively while nurturing a niche project in the form of his namesake womenswear label, and acted as Acne Studios’ head of menswear. Formerly the designer of Moncler Twist since 2015, Zambon is responsible for the menswear collection of 2 Moncler 1952.

The new 2 Moncler 1952 collection is now available in Moncler boutiques,, and in selective wholesale networks worldwide.