Moncler and lemlem Just Presented Capsule Collection At Milan Fashion Week

Ethical fashion brand lemlem is making its AW19 Milan Fashion Week debut with Italian outerwear label Moncler. The collaboration is apart of Moncler's Genius Group, a series of top tier collaborations creative director Remo Ruffini started with the brand's relaunch last year. Founder of lemlem Supermodel Liya Kebede will be adding her signature patterns made by African Artisans to Moncler 1 Pierpaolo Piccioli, the down jackets designed by Creative Director of Maison Valentino.

Kebede shared a picture of herself heading to the collection's presentation in a lemlem dress layered over a sheer white polka-dot shirt with exaggerated shoulders. In a statement on the collaboration on Moncler's website the model share, "There is no better way to show how time-honored traditions, like our lemlem artisans' work, have a place in modern fashion than this partnership, working with Pierpaolo and Moncler. I was honored to be a part of this creative process, bringing together heritages that at first glimpse seemed so different but when unexpectedly combined, create something so rich and new, redefining beauty and reminding us that there are no borders in life.”

Over on social media, Valentino's Piccioli used a quote from former President Barack Obama to share the moment. "Adut, Sabah, Fatou, Ugbad, Eftagine, Assa, Ajak, Grace, Ayak, Akiima, Aube. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -Barack Obama Moncler Genius with @liyakebede #1." The full-length gown down coats feature fun prints, some covering the couture-like outerwear from hood to him and others found the patterns decorating the cuff of sleeves, necklines or just the full skirt.

For her final remakes, Liya shared on Instagram, " It’s finally out 🙏🏾♥️ our collection @pppiccioli @moncler inspired by @lemlemofficial Ethiopian artisans. It’s incredible to be able to bring 3 different worlds together and create something totally new. This is genius. Thank you @remoruffini @pppiccioli for making me and my brand part of this 🙏🏾🙏🏾 #monclergenius." Beautiful collection Moncler and lemlem