Moncler called together a select few brilliant, creative minds, and the outcome? Genius. The theme was quite diverse, including Poldo Dog Couture – yes, there is such a thing as dog couture.
I’ll admit, although the pugs looked majestic in puffer jackets, Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s collaboration with Liya Kebede raised the bar mighty high. It should not have come as a surprise that the pairs chosen path was to incorporate a bit of lost culture into their puffer gown designs. Model-designer Liya Kebede, who since 2007 has been supporting African artisans through her label Lemlem stated: “I was honored to be a part of this creative process, bringing together heritages that at first glimpse seemed so different but when unexpectedly combined, create something so rich and new, redefining beauty and reminding us that there are no borders in life.”
The last rub the right way was when I had a peek at Mr Piccioli’s Instagram, (you know, just to make sure I wasn’t over hyping things), and sure enough I stumbled on a gem of a quote from Barack Obama which was really a cherry on-top.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.BARACK OBAMA
See, the Girl Gone Authentic is inspired by cultures near and far, a little soul, and of-course exuberant and slightly off the beaten path humans.
So a big thank you to Pierpaolo Piccioli, Liya Kebede and Moncler for the shot of ever so relevant inspiration.
Images are courtesy of Moncler