Photo: Tyler Mitchell
Every so often, you come across a fashion item that fills you with joy simply because it exists. The feeling isn’t “I must own that” – it’s more like “I’m so happy someone decided to make this crazy thing.” That’s how I feel about this witty twist on the familiar puffer coat by Irish-born designer Jonathan Anderson for Moncler’s Genius Project.
The Genius Project is a regularly recurring series of collaborations with creative people across the fashion world. Each designer riffs on the ubiquitous Moncler puffer coat in their own way. For his take, Anderson took some of his most iconic designs from the JW Anderson archive — like the Riviera hat and ruffled shorts — and literally inflated them, reinterpreting them in duvet to create new shapes. Everything is genderless and extremely playful.