The origins of the name reveal its roots: indeed the Moncler brand was established about sixty years ago from an abbreviation of Monestier de Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble in France. It was here that in 1952, René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent founded the Company, which was initially dedicated to sporting garments for mountaineering.
The first Moncler down jacket was made in 1954 and its outstanding technical performance made it an instant hit. The same year Moncler actually supplied the technical equipment for the Italian expedition to K2; in 1955 it supplied the French expedition to Makalù and in 1968 Moncler became the official supplier of the French skiing team during the winter Olympics in Grenoble.
Source : Moncler Group