Moncler is an example of a brand that have a clear idea of the purpose for their clothing, refusing to compromise on the quality of their materials and the reliability of their construction methods whilst continuing to place an emphasis on design. As a result, they have been the label of choice for European hikers and skiers for over 60 years, people who like Moncler themselves, refuse to have to choose between sartorial and functional concerns.

The iconic French outerwear company endeavour to instil their creations with a sense of timelessness, believing that their style transcends the here-today-gone-tomorrow nature of modern fashion. Signature down filled jackets and gilets make up essential parts of every Moncler collection and are testament to this. Appearing in a more light weight version for SS13, the Gui Gilet and Acorus Jacket display the impeccable finishes and attention to detail that has made Moncler a mainstay for so many for such a long time.

The SS13 collection also shows how this approach can be translated towards more relaxed pieces, with a selection of t-shirts, polo shirts and crew neck sweats constructed with the same care and eye for design. Their tees feature grosgrain trim at the collar, hoodies are closed with two way branded zips and almost every piece is finished off with their signature felt logo appliqué.

This refusal to compromise on their history of style and quality does not mean however, that Moncler are stuck in the past. SS13 sees a number of premium versions of contemporary staples, including a hand knitted varsity jacket, camouflage print lightweight packable jackets and a down stuffed reversible jacket in a particularly eye catching floral print.

Take a look below to see catch a glimpse of this collection and to check out the everything they have to offer for Spring/Summer 2013 head to the Moncler section of the website.