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Moncler Grenoble’s Sandro Mandrino Balances High Fashion, High Performance

Sandro Mandrino has been head of design for Moncler Grenoble for eight years, but he still seeks the guidance and feedback of his boss, Moncler chairman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini.
“I know very well what he wants,” Mandrino said at the Moncler store at 99 Prince Street in New York’s SoHo. “He doesn’t speak so much at the meetings, but I understand. He always gives me all the chances I want because he believes in creativity.”
So when Ruffini told Mandrino, “You have to do something wrong for the ski,” the Grenoble designer knew exactly what he meant.
In town for the launch of 3 Moncler Grenoble, Mandrino held court in the shoe department of the new SoHo unit. “I started working with Remo in 2010,” Mandrino said, referring to the year Grenoble launched. “He wanted everybody and started collaborating with Thom Brown and Giambattista Valle. He said, ‘we need something that’s close to the main line and tells the story of the brand’s heritage.’ The main line is so important for our company. With Moncler, everything is done in a classic direction, but not connected to the history of [skiing].”
Mandrino started a small part of the collection called Neige. “Most names are

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