Moncler Goes Super-Tech for Fall/Winter ’20
New looks from Moncler elevate both form and function with garments that merge performance skiwear with space suit aesthetics to feature Dyneema composite fabric in styles that work on and off the slopes. The new partnership between Moncler and DSM, a global science-based company and supplier of Dyneema, is showcased in the brand’s Grenoble collection for Fall/Winter 2020.
Sandro Mandrino, head of design for Moncler Grenoble, spearheaded the use of Dyneema to advance her interpretation of the future of fashion, according to the company. Dyneema stands out for being super strong — 15 times stronger than steel, according to DSM — while also being super lightweight, often described as light enough to float on water. In fabric form, Dyneema is available in composites, denim, knits, wovens and hybrids for composite reinforcements.
“Future collections will focus on expanding to new designs and fabric options in collaboration with DSM,” Mandrino explained in a company statement.
Further, and in line with DSM’s commitment to sustainability, earlier this year the Netherlands-based company introduced a bio-based Dyneema that offers the same performance as conventional Dyneema but with a 90 percent lower carbon footprint.