Moncler took its name from the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble, France. It is founded by René Ramillon. In 2003, the brand was bought by the Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini. Moncler is especially known for its down jackets and it is now world famous.Moncler supplied the technical equipment to the team of the 'K2 - 60 YearsLater'expedition, which celebrated the Italian conquest of K2 60 years later. The 'Moncler pour Lionel Terray' collection was inspired by the garments worn by the climbers.