When tie-ups and three-year-long creative director stints have become the norm in fashion, Moncler bucks the trend by hiring the Jil Sander/Phoebe Philo-trained Veronica Leoni as the Women’s Creative Director of its 2 Moncler 1952 line. (One of only two ranges under the brand’s Moncler Genius project that’s not a guest collaborator, it had been designed by the in-house team until her appointment last year.)
For Fall/Winter 2020 – her third collection for 2 Moncler 1952 – Veronica Leoni (pictured) put a feminine spin on the brand’s outdoor roots, creating coats with sensual, balloon-like silhouettes and introducing sophisticated finishes such as nylon, diamond quilting and technical fabrics with devore motifs. Still meant to be functional, pieces sport drawstrings and cords that aren’t just decorative, but also allow them to be worn multiple ways.
In this exclusive interview, we ask Leoni on why a role like hers remains pivotal.