My dear fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! I hope you are well and ready for new fashion adventures! You all know how much I appreciate the beauty and elegance of the color black, but I rarely wear it because I feel that my brown hair color does not suit me very well. I’m interested in your opinion, so tell me after this post how you think the color black looks on me, do you think it suits me?
Moncler is one of the most famous French-Italian luxury fashion houses specializing in ready-to-wear clothing, based in Milan. This fashion story begins as a jacket boutique, after which Moncler expanded to design vests, raincoats, windbreakers, knitwear, leather goods, shoes, perfumes and accompanying fashion accessories. The brand’s core symbol includes a rooster, the monogram “M”, a badge with felt appliqués, crossed skis and a cartoon duck mascot.
The Moncler brand was founded in 1952 in the Alpine town of Monestier-de-Clermont in France. Interestingly, quilted Moncler jackets were used by cold weather workers, mountaineers and skiers across Europe. Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini bought the near-bankrupt company in 2003 and moved it to Milan, relaunching Moncler as a global luxury clothing manufacturer.
Mr. Ruffini used his own capital to keep the brand running great and his faith and dedication led to the fashion house reporting an incredible 2 billion in revenue in 2022. The Moncler fashion house’s collaboration with new designers and the purchase of the Stone Island brand has led to an increased presence in street fashion and opening up new opportunities in the fashion world.
This iconic French-Italian brand of winter clothing, which became famous for its unusual warm and modern winter jackets, last year celebrated its 70th birthday in a special way – a special anniversary with a unique campaign “Forever Extraordinary” – Extraordinary Forever. In honor of this special jubilee, fashion house Moncler organized special exhibitions and fashion shows where special limited collections were shown that lasted 70 days. On this occasion, the famous Moncler Maya jacket model has been given a new look and has been redesigned in several new ways as a tribute to this legendary model that Moncler has become known for. The jackets were designed by seven world designers such as Thom Brown, Rick Owens, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Giambattista Valli, Francesco Ragazzi and Pharrell Williams.
The title of my post today comes from the brand’s slogan “born in the mountains, lives in the city” and it was a true story when the brand was under the creative leadership of Chantal Thomas, when Moncler made a historic transition from the mountains to the city and became an iconic winter brand that produced clothing for the younger generation. The door of luxury to this brand was opened by Mr. Remo Ruffini who started the strategy of globalizing the brand and directed the brand towards the luxury segment of consumers.
Fashion house Moncler has achieved worldwide success that continues to this day, and fashion experts believe that this is due to true respect for its own beginnings and improvement of archival models and active participation in the progress of the community through numerous projects.
What are the famous Moncler collections:
- Moncler: the main fashion line for men and women
- Moncler Enfant: children’s clothing collection
- Moncler Grenoble: a collection of special ski clothing
- Moncler Gamme Rouge: Moncler haute couture collection designed by Alessandra Facchinetti and then Giambattista Valli. From 2008 to 2018, the collection was presented during Paris Fashion Week. The collaboration and the last collection were concluded with the spring-summer 2018 collection.
- Moncler Gamme Bleu: men’s collection designed by Thom Browne and presented at Milan Fashion Week. The collaboration and collection were concluded with the spring-summer 2018 launch.
- Moncler About: Collaboration between Moncler and Off-White with Virgil Abloh (Fall-Winter 2016-17 and Spring-Summer 2017 collections)
- Moncler C – Collide: Collaboration between Moncler and British designer Craig Green (Autumn-Winter 2017-18 and Spring-Summer 2018 collections).
- Moncler Genius: Mr. Remo Ruffini conceived the Moncler Genius project in 2018, where designers create collections interpreting Moncler’s identity that are launched on a monthly basis.
In today’s post you have the opportunity to see the legendary Moncler Maya jacket made of the finest black leather. The jacket has an extraordinary amount of elegance, although I had the feeling when I saw it in the catalog that it was a sports jacket. My guess is that this model of the legendary sports winter jacket in a leather version is completely different and has a touch of elegance and refinement.
If you want to stay updated and find out which models of clothing and fashion accessories the French-Italian brand Moncler has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.
We continue our fashion journey through Italian fashion and today we are meeting again with one interesting brand on the Mr.M blog – Mauro Ottaviani. How to describe this Italian brand in 3 words? Passion, innovation and coherence. These are associations for the Mauro Ottaviani brand, which aims to provide a concrete answer to the needs of modern men, who are used to dynamic rhythms, yet capable of appreciating the values of quality and design. The search for raw materials became a central element, following the philosophy that high performance is obtained when design and functionality are perfectly balanced.
How did this brand come about? The roots of this fashion house date back to 1978, when Raniero Ottaviani founded what is still the production core of today’s company – passion and love for knitwear. A few years later, in 1993 to be exact, Raniere’s three children – Mauro, Simona and Elena – took over the group, inspired by their father’s work, but looking for a way to develop it in order to take the family legacy even further.
Initially, the group specialized as a high-level service offering quality support to its customers, who are among the most demanding names in Italian and international menswear. The company’s geographical location in the heart of the Umbrian production region guarantees access to superior craftsmanship and the expertise of a great culture and tradition.
In today’s post you have the opportunity to see Mauro Ottaviani – CASHLIGHT is a 100% premium ultrafine cashmere that combines the carded appearance of classic cashmere with the light and compact properties due to the twisting of carded cashmere yarns with brushed cashmere yarns. The sweater model you see on me is CL24504 – ROMA POLO made of Cashlight finest cashmere. In the next post, I will write more about this knitwear brand.
Leather Jacket: Moncler
Sweater: Mauro Ottaviani
Jeans: Loro Piana
Sneakers: Salvatore Ferragamo
Everyone who follows the Mr.M blog knows that I am a big fan of quality and interesting shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or elegant shoes, I always try to pay maximum attention to fashion details such as footwear. Today I want to introduce you to an Italian brand whose footwear models I adore and so far you have had the opportunity to see some of their famous models on the Mr.M blog.
Salvatore Ferragamo, rebranded in September 2022 as Ferragamo is a luxury Italian fashion house based in Florence. Specializing in the design and manufacture of footwear and leather goods, the remaining products include ready-to-wear, silk products, fashion accessories and licensed eyewear, watches and perfumes.
The company was founded in 1927 by Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence. The Ferragamo family remained the majority shareholder with approximately 65% of the company. The news is that the British designer Maximilian Davies has been appointed as the creative director of the fashion house Ferragamo from March 2022. There is a rule that only three members of the Ferragamo family can work in the company, to avoid creating a sense of fierce competition.
These Ferragamo sneakers are made of the highest quality genuine python leather in black. These sneakers are from the spring-summer collection, but due to the elegant black shade, I think they can also fit nicely with autumn and winter outfits.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this fashion story, where together we have discovered the beauty and splendor of the elegance of the luxury French-Italian brand Moncler, the prestigious Italian brand Loro Piana, the beauty of winter with the luxury Italian knitwear brand Mauro Ottaviani and the famous Italian fashion house that is a symbol of timeless elegance and has become a real classic – Ferragamo, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal winter outfit!
See you soon and continue our adventures on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today? I really tried my best to prepare today’s post with lots of love and I hope you like it!
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