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As part of their new Fall Winter 2010 collection, the Italian high end outerwear company Moncler has teamed up with Pharrell Williams for a special ecologically-sound winter collection of jackets and vests for men that features the photography of Keita Sugiura.
The key garment is the pacifist version of the bullet-proof vest, conceived for a purpose that is its very antithesis. It is an original warning underscored by the very concept of the collection itself, which is inspired by ecological materials and icons. The garments are all made in black with leather details and gold waterproof zips. And... all are made with futuristic fabrics from Bionic Yarn, an American company owned by Pharrell Williams, which makes its materials from plastic bottles.
The series of photos entitled "Dark Forest" by Japanese artist Keita Sugiura provides the pattern for the lining and exterior of some of the vests and jackets.
above: two photographs from Keita Sugiura's 'Dark Forest' series
above left: Keita Sugiura, above right: Pharrell Williams
The line will be available at selected shops and are part of the upcoming Fall/Winter releases for Moncler.
information courtesy of Moncler, garment images courtesy of Pharrell Williams, art images courtesy of Max Protech