Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show Backstage

Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show
Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show

 

Thom Browne’s fantasy settings

Moncler Gamme Bleu was established in 2008 as the skiwear brand’s luxury menswear offering. Since that very first show, the line’s creative director Thom Browne has presented his designs in elaborate settings. Part performance-piece, part tableaux vivant, Browne’s Moncler Gamme Bleu shows have in turn taken over manmade inner-city ski slopes and, in 2009, fanciful military barracks created for the day. For his Spring / Summer 2010 show, Browne invited to Piscina Cozzi, a public swimming pool in Milan first opened in 1934. There were sun loungers at last week’s presentation too, however for Moncler Spring / Summer 2018, models reclined in the centre of a make-shift forest dusted in articulated snow instead of azure blue pools. The forest itself was a product of Browne’s vivid imagination, as palm trees grew next to alpine firs.

Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show
Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show

 

Moncler Spring / Summer 2018: two versions of menswear classics.

Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 celebrated both Moncler’s history as a sportswear brand, and creative director Thom Browne’s background in tailoring. Presented in groups of colours – from grey to red, white and blue (mirroring Moncler’s famous logo) – classic menswear designs such as pea coats, buttoned cardigans and polo shorts were in fact shown in two variations, made using traditional suiting fabrics and their more recent technical renditions. There were down-filled designs that by the pull of an oversized zip revealed a ‘summer’ version of the very same item beneath. Browne’s double-vision was a comment on the rapid change between seasons today. A highlight were the collections many prints and detailed finishes, from preppy seersucker stripes to fur intarsia.

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Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show
Moncler Spring / Summer 2018 Show