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Moncler teams up with White Mountaineering for new capsule collection

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Italian-owned luxury outerwear label Moncler has worked with cult Japanese brand White Mountaineering on a new capsule collection called Moncler W.  

Set to debut at Tokyo's Olympic stadium on May 24 this year, the Moncler W line is a collaboration between the famous brand and up-and-coming Japanese label White Mountaineering. 

Designed by young Japanese creative Yosuke Aizawa, White Mountaineering was founded in 2006 and focuses on design, utility and technology. 

For this new collection, Aizawa worked in different shades of grey, green and khaki, adding his obsessive eye for detail to the winter outerwear.  

Moncler was founded in 1952 by Frenchman René Ramillon and grew from a mountain supplies company into one of the most widely known luxury winterwear brands, famed for their down jackets, before the company was brought up by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini in 2003.

The brand collaborates with designer Thom Browne on the Moncler Gamme Bleu menswear collection as well as Italian designer Giambattista Valli on the Gamme Rouge line. They will also be working with London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou on a womenswear collection set to appear this fall.  

White Mountaineering has previously collaborated with sneaker company Saucony and accessories brand Porter. 

The collection will appear in Moncler stores and choice multibrand boutiques around the world from August.

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