Moncler Gamme Bleu
Thom Browne's luxe ski wear brand took on a Horse and Hounds theme at the Milan shows!
You can always rely on Thom Browne to put on a show, whether it’s for his eponymous brand showing in Paris, or him as creative director for Moncler in Milan. After last season’s exercise tour of a velodrome, the cars headed for a distant location north of Milan. There, the crowds were shown into a riding stables where soon a handful of horses were showing the way for Browne’s army of country gent models as they trekked around the venue with hounds.
The theme was, as you’ve guessed, Horses and Hounds and the Moncler gear did an excellent job out of portraying an estate owner walking in either a puffa, bright green wool coat, a red and beige check gilet or a quilted shooting jacket. Traditional ski wear and hunting gear have never looked as good warped together as they did at the Moncler show.
This weekend Moncler and Thome Browne showcased the new Moncler Gamme Bleu Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. The American designer was heavily inspired by the English traditions of dog hunting and horse riding. Fantastic re-interpretations of classics make up most of the collection, which is made up of lots of tartan and quilted patterns in a fixed color palette.
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Dazed Digital: Where did you get the idea from?
Thom Browne: I saw this red riding coat in the Moncler archives and that made me want to do this collection.
DD: What attracted you to the idea?
Thom Browne: I just really wanted to work with horses and dogs.
DD: Where are the fabrics from?
Thom Browne: They’re all English fabrics...
DD: Do you have a favourite piece in the collection?
Thom Browne: No, I like all of them.