ON YOUR MARKS: Moncler’s chairman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini always emphasizes the brand’s connection to its history – mountain-climbing and sports in general – and likes to invite athletes to its men’s wear show in Milan. This season, the guest list included no less than seven athletes, from French ski champion Kevin Rolland to racers Carmen Jorda and Antonio Giovinazzi. Victor Cruz, the wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, attending his fourth Moncler show, said fashion helps him “open my eyes to different things.” While mum about the details, Cruz said he was “getting [his] feet wet” in fashion and let slip that collaborations, such as his capsule collection with 3X1 two years ago, might develop into something more.
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Conversely, Alexander Wennberg, the Swedish National Hockey League player, said he was new to runway shows. Based in Columbus, Ohio, this is hockey’s off season, and Wennberg was spending his summer in Stockholm. There were also three American rappers – Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Peep and Joey Bada$$, who said music changed his life. “It’s the most influential force,” he said, a force that also helped him approach different worlds. “Who