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In motion: Simone Rocha x Moncler Genius as captured by Petra Collins

Petra Collins for Simone Rocha x Moncler Genius

“There was tulle and tutu shapes contrasted with outerwear to balance the femininity with utility.”

Simone Rocha plays with contradictions. She designs in a way that captures them, highlights the contrast and, in turn, perfectly marries them together. “Each collection has combined these elements in new ways as I explored the classic Down fabric in different weights and explored different techniques of manipulation,” she explains. 

The Fall 2020 collection marks the fourth time the designer has collaborated with the Moncler brand. “This time I was thinking how I could challenge those thoughts,” Rocha muses, “and balance them with Moncler's codes.” 

Inspired by dance, movement and Fellini films Rocha set to design a collection that embraced Moncler’s outdoor codes and merge them with a dark romance and a twisted femininity. The collection includes dresses that were constructed from quilted down and tulle. Jackets, coats, windbreakers and trenches were adorned with her signature ruffles and frills. Embellished details, floral appliques and crystal logos are scattered throughout the collection. Both voluminous and feminine, luxurious and practical. With a deft hand she shows that in life and creativity there are only contradictions. And your only job is to embrace them. 

To bring the collection to life? The designer looked to fellow Irish photographer Andrew Nuding for the campaign. And when it came to capturing the movement that set the tone for the collection it was Canadian artist Petra Collins that took on the challenge. Starring model Tess McMillan and dancer and performance artist Yen-Chin Lin the film follows the girls of the collection through dance, mood, emotion and movement. 

Set aside two minutes of your day and lose yourself in the world that could only have been created from the creative minds of Simone Rocha, Moncler and Petra Collins.