Moncler launches Grenoble collection with Dyneema composite fabrics.
Moncler launches Grenoble collection with Dyneema composite fabrics.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced that, for the first time, Dyneema composite fabrics are used by Moncler in the Fall/Winter 2020 Grenoble collection, which fuses form and function into high performance skiwear.

The design team identified Dyneema as an innovative fabric it could use to push the level of its performance to the next peak, incorporating the material into the new collection as a departure from the conventional use of cotton and polyester.

Sandro Mandrino, the Head of Design for Moncler Grenoble, was the first designer of the luxury fashion brand to incorporate Dyneema into one of his creations through the Moncler Genius project.

The Moncler Genius project advocates radical co-creation where multiple designers create their own signature collections in collaboration with the house. Together, these collections translate into one vision of the future and, as one of the nine designers, Mandrino’s interpretation of the future of fashion features Dyneema composite fabrics.

Using variations of the fabric in both white and black allowed Mandrino to bring his vision to life by merging skiwear, space suits and technology all in one. “3 Moncler Grenoble is first and foremost about performance,” stated Mandrino, who integrated constructive solutions with fabric technology to develop a line that was meant to perform both on and off the ski slopes.

Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel yet light enough to float on water. The unmatched performance and protection of products made with Dyneema have made it the material of choice in critical applications where failure is not an option for more than 30 years.

In fabric form, Dyneema is available in composites, denim, knits, wovens and hybrids for composite reinforcements. And because Dyneema fabrics are made using Dyneema fiber, they intrinsically provide high strength, low weight, waterproof and breathable properties – allowing designers to fuse the technical performance of ultra-light products with aesthetic design that doesn’t sacrifice strength or durability.

The Moncler team used the Grenoble collection as an opportunity to experiment and further understand the nature and behavior of Dyneema fabrics, while simultaneously incorporating material performance with practical design. “Future collections will focus on expanding to new designs and fabric options in collaboration with DSM,” added Mandrino.

“We are very excited to be working with the Moncler team to launch a collection of wonderful garments that allow people to explore the outdoors more safely and for longer periods of time,” said Marcio Manique, Global Business Director, Consumer & Professional Protection, DSM Protective Materials.

In line with DSM’s commitment to protect people and the environment they live in, the world’s first-ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber was introduced in May 2020. Bio-based Dyneema boasts the same exact performance as conventional Dyneema with a carbon footprint that is 90% lower than generic HMPE.