Moncler & Sharp
Italian luxury brand Moncler’s immersive digital shopping experience is keeping clients safe and stylish at home this winter, with the brand’s Yorkdale location offering a personalized, multi-media service with the help of knowledgeable staff to help upgrade your winter wardrobe. Stylist Greg Ntore, known for his eclectic personal style (especially his collection of oversized outerwear), witnessed firsthand Moncler’s commitment to safety when shopping for core winter pieces. Here, Greg tells Sharp about his experience, his approach to winter style and how he stays motivated to get dressed at home.
What’s your approach to winter style?
I like to layer a heavy-duty coat with lighter knitwear and turtlenecks. This season, I’ve found a great wool and cashmere knit that works perfectly with a Moncler parka. The fabric is soft and luxurious, the perfect layering piece for when it’s too cold and I don’t feel like throwing on a scarf. The parka is quite warm to begin with, so my under layer has to be breathable.
You have such unique personal style, mixing avant-garde with casual pieces. What’s your overall style philosophy?
I think, for me, the fun thing about clothes is that there’s always something new and different to try. I like playing with proportions, like pairing a slim trouser with an oversized coat, or a pair of wide leg trousers with a chunky derby or boot.
Any essential winter pieces?
Since Canadian winters are quite cold, I have fun layering pieces together. One of my go to looks would be a tank top, turtleneck and hoodie with a warm overcoat. For accessories, I would add a cashmere beanie and gloves.
What are some of your favourite pieces from your virtual shopping experience with Moncler?
I went with a beige coat that’s perfect for the season. I’ve been trying to incorporate some colours into my winter looks to lighten up the dark and moody weather we get. The coat is super warm and, when worn over a chunky sweatshirt to sweater, strikes the right balance between comfort and style on a cold day.
How do you incorporate colour into your winter wardrobe?
I like to add a pop of colour in my dark looks in the winter, like wearing a yellow hoodie with a dark coat. I also tend to incorporate beige, army green and earth tones in my looks. I would say start with simple colours that can go with most things in your wardrobe, like earth tones – beige or navy – and then slowly transition into brighter ones, like red or yellow. I find most people, myself included, tend to wear dark colours cause they’re easier to throw on and they’re less out there. Throwing on bright colours into your outfit shows confidence. It’s quite inspiring.
How are you staying motivated to get dressed at home?
Luckily today, inspiration is everywhere on social platforms. Having nowhere to go makes it that much more exciting to throw on an outfit for my weekly grocery shopping or just for a walk, so I’ve found myself pairing mostly sweats, boots and a parka together. Through my endless instagram scrolls and YouTube videos, creatives seem to have found a way to work with the little we’ve had this year, and that’s inspiring.