Moose Knuckles Collaborates With Telfar For Outerwear Capsule – WWD
Moose Knuckles, the Canadian outerwear brand, has partnered with Telfar Clemens and its Telfar brand on an outerwear capsule.
The 17-piece collection, which marks Telfar’s entry into outerwear, includes a classic bomber set with a matching pair of fox-edged bootcut ski pants. Additional pieces include a double breasted nylon wool hybrid pea coat and hoodie with classic Telfar monogram designed in nylon puff bands.
The puffy hoodie, offered in waist length or unisex maxi, comes with matching baggy sweatpants, spliced at the knees with puffy nylon puff rings. The collection is available in leather, nylon, fleece and fox. Moose Knuckles said last summer he plans to stop using fur by the end of 2022 and is committed to a global sustainability strategy.
The outerwear and pants are available in three sizes: XS / S, M / L and XL / 2XL.
The bags are also featured in the offers. There is a limited edition Telfar Moose Knuckles x Telfar puff buyer. The classic average shopper has an original “TC” logo embossed in blown nylon. For the first time ever, Moose Knuckes x Telfar will introduce The Great Shopper, featuring the full puzzle piece monogram in a puff of trapunto nylon.
Retail prices range from $ 195 to $ 4,300. The collection will launch November 1 on Mooseknucklescanada.com and telfar.net and in Moose Knuckles stores in SoHo; Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY; Boston and Westchester Mall in White Plains. From November 8, exclusive collectibles will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Holt Renfrew, Ssense, Notre and Galeries Lafayette. Clemens will be making an appearance at the Moose Knuckles SoHo store at 57 Greene Street on November 1 at 11:30 a.m.
The launch will be accompanied by an advertising and video campaign.
Separately, Moose Knuckles will design and manufacture the debut of Telfar’s online outerwear collection of classic pieces, which will release this fall through the designer’s distribution channels.
“Working with one of the most forward-thinking designers in the industry today has been a dream come true,” said Dominique Lagleva, vice president, global marketing at Moose Knuckles. “Our mutual vision of creating something relaxed, effortless and responsible in its construction has enabled incredible synergy between our brands. By infusing iconic Moose Knuckles shapes with iconic Telfar designs, we’ve developed something completely new and timeless that we believe both of our communities will appreciate.
When asked why he wanted to partner with Moose Knuckles, Clemens replied, “We’ve wanted to make outerwear – real outerwear – for a long time. Moose Knuckles contacted us. The collection includes a limited collaboration and a collection of Telfar conifers that we will sell forever. “
As for what he brings to a collaboration that has never been done before, he said, “Two words: bomber pants. “
Clemens described the entire capsule design process. “They are based in Winnipeg and are three generations too cold. They did an amazing job making these real coats, not just trendy coats.
He said he has always tried to make outerwear and that the pieces he publishes under his own name “are an encapsulation of over a decade of design.”
When asked what makes this collaboration special, Clemens said, “When it’s winter in New York, your coat is basically in your car. If you can put your finger on this nail, you are part of the look of the city forever. “
Clemens has been designing gender-neutral clothing since 2005. The Liberian-American designer has shown collections that embody inclusiveness, accessibility, equity, diversity and fluidity. Telfar’s slogan is “It’s not for you, it’s for everyone”. In November 2017, Telfar was the recipient of the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund.
As reported last month, Telfar launched Telfar TV, a public access channel that serves as a springboard for art, storytelling and commerce. Clemens uses the channel to showcase many of his talents within his creative world. “I wanted to show you 17 years of my work, not necessarily in a square box,” the designer said.
Clemens is no stranger to collaborations. Its range includes Ugg x Telfar, Converse x Telfar and White Castle.
As reported, Moose Knuckles has made it known its intention to expand into accessories and leather goods and seek collaboration partners in categories such as sneakers. Expanding the global reach of Moose Knuckles is also on the agenda. The brand is present in more than 30 countries.
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