Moncler Maya 70 By Thom Browne
As part of Moncler's 70th anniversary celebrations, the brand launches the Moncler Maya 70 Collaborations: a series of seven reinterpretations of the iconic Maya jacket by seven designers. Launching second on October 22nd is the Moncler Maya 70 by Thom Browne.
Thom Browne brings his signature formal twist to the Maya down jacket, crafted with flanelle d’angleterre and nylon laqué in a collage of the designer’s distinctive tropes. “Moncler has such strong heritage. I wanted to bring my own signature to the Maya jacket for the 70th anniversary edition: the Thom Browne uniform, thereafter, was pleated, down-filled, twisted, reappropriated,” says Browne, who chose actor Lee Pace for the accompanying campaign, adding “I wanted to work with someone who is truly confident in themselves, a true individual. Lee is like family, and I like to keep it all in the family - how nice.”
THOM BROWNE BIOGRAPHY
Thom Browne is widely recognized for challenging and modernizing today’s uniform. By questioning traditional proportions, Browne’s designs consistently convey a true American sensibility rooted in quality craftsmanship and precise tailoring.
In 2001, Browne began his business with five suits in a small “by appointment” shop in New York City’s West Village and, in the years following, expanded his business to include complete ready-to-wear and accessories collections for both men (2003) and women (2011). Browne has also become known for his highly conceptual runway presentations which have gained global attention for their thought provoking and dramatic themes and settings.
Browne has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award (2006, 2013, 2016), the GQ Designer of the Year (2008), the FIT Couture Council Award (2017) as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2012). His designs are recognized by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Costume Museum at Bath and the Mode Museum