While Christmas in New Zealand is pretty hard to beat, sometimes, the draw of a classic, snow-capped Christmas Day, complete with cosy fires, mulled wine and perhaps even some skiing or snowboarding can be pretty hard to pass up. So, for anyone who is choosing to venture to the wintry Northern Hemisphere over the break and plans on hitting the slopes while they’re there, we have rounded up some of the essential pieces you need from Moncler Grenoble’s new Fall-Winter 2022 collection — an absolute masterclass in performance and style.
Spanning menswear, womenswear (and even pieces for the little ones), Moncler’s new collection is as highly technical as it is sleek and stylish, where dynamic skiwear designed for pros meets hardwearing pieces for off the mountain, too. Designed as much for the ski-obsessed mountaineer, as it is for the person who prefers the aprés action, this line is made from a range of technically innovative fabrications, and rendered in the kinds of silhouettes and colours that have long made Moncler Grenoble such an icon of alpinewear (a history that spans 70 years, in fact). This collection in particular also marks the first time that Moncler Grenoble has offered highly-specialised pieces for women, each made for the most intrepid on-slope action.
From the striking Hainet jacket, insulated with PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Active and featuring a pull-out adjustable hood with a rigid visor, to the elegant Teche jacket, offering a cinched, distinctly feminine shape thanks to its buckle-fastened waist-belt and designed to be entirely waterproof and windproof, Moncler Grenoble’s womenswear is the perfect balance of chic and considered. There is also a range of more casual pieces that are essential for any aprés-ski pursuits, including the Yvoire zip-up jacket in faux shearling and the Vanay long shirt, in a brushed wool blend.
For the men, it is to the waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable Brizon shell jacket that we draw your attention, featuring taped seams, impenetrable YKK® AquaGuard® zippers, and an adjustable hood. That said, the Hinterburg jacket in recycled Gore-Tex laminate (and available in a range of eye-catching colours) is certainly a worthy addition too — designed as a versatile, packable shell layer for wearing over knitted or fleece layers. For the avid skier, look no further than the new Cerniat ski jacket, featuring PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Active in its sleeves, sides and hood, and made with a powder skirt, strap and snap closures to its front flap, thumb loop embossed stretch cuffs, exterior ski pass, and interior phone pockets.
That said, there is so much of Moncler Grenoble’s new Fall-Winter 2022 collection that we are coveting, as much for its technical edge as for its sleek, sophisticated aesthetic. So, we have rounded up some of the most notable pieces below, all essential additions for anyone heading away for a beautiful, white Christmas this year.