Runway Review: Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring 2015

For his latest collection for Moncler Gamme Rouge, Giambattista Valli set his sights on distant Mediterranean shores, drawing influence from the nautical world. Models walked down a glittering runway which was surrounded by digital screens projecting crashing waves of water. Referencing sailors (lots of navy and white, embroidered anchor motifs, and Breton caps), lifeguards (an entire series of bright red looks splashed with white stripes) and mermaids (holographic sequins resembling fish scales), Valli managed to incorporate lots of thoughtful details into his lineup of 38 looks without ever steering his ship in the direction of corny or cliché.

Most successful amongst the offerings were the short A-line dresses embroidered with metallic versions of anchor chains and the guipure lace separates done in a bold shade of cherry red.  What we particularly appreciate about having Valli at the wheel of Moncler is his continual ability to incorporate sensible and sporty elements (waterproof nylon, touches of grosgrain, sturdy zippers) within the frame of his signature elegant aesthetic, making for collections that are unmistakably Moncler, but unquestionably chic at the same time.  This sporty-chic collision reached its pinnacle at the show’s finale, when models paraded onto the runway at once, all wearing parkas splashed with nautical spinnaker flags.

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.