Runway Report: Moncler Gamme Rouge

It was an Alpine dream at the show for Moncler Gamme Rouge that came at the end of Paris fashion week – a dream replete with a runway dusted in fake snow and massive video screens projecting impressive imagery of the majestic Swiss Alps.  Amidst this jaw-dropping magnificence came forth a collection fit for any ice princess, designed by a man who knows a thing or two about dressing princesses: Giambattista Valli.

Inspired by the legendarily luxe Swiss ski resort of Gstaad, the collection included a few silly winks to chalet chic such as platform clogs, eidelweiss-embroidered leiderhosen and furry shorts. But these stylistic touches merely served as a tongue-in-cheek giggle to contrast the seriously gorgeous outerwear offered for next fall. Short hemlines were ubiquitous among the 40 looks shown, with not a single pair of pants in sight.  Coats and jackets, pleated miniskirts and dresses were executed in cream or black jacquard, bouclé wool and knit alpaca. Richly decorated with shimmering appliqués of mini flowers, crystal snowflakes, or blue and red embroidery, the collection was filled with covetable winter prettiness.

About the Author

A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.