Sunday, June 20, 2010

Moncler Gamme Bleu - Spring 2011 - Review

Inspired by cyclists, Thom Browne took to the track for his spring 2011 menswear outing for Moncler Gamme Bleu. Each model was outfitted in a layered look comprised of everything the modern and fashionable cyclist would need for a biking trip across Italy. Thick ribbed sweaters of different lengths (one even extends to the knees), tailored sports jackets, windbreakers and rain jackets were chic and extravagant.

The show began with the first 4 models riding out in matching outfits comprised of Moncler-spriped caps, bike-printed ponchos, pink cycling shirts, blue mini-shorts, and matching sneakers. The bike print continued, pooping up again in leggings layered underneath shorts, on the shoulders of a khaki jacket, and again on a knee length man-dress. While all of the looks were unique, some seemed to echo a certain creative director of Chanel with their biker gloves, leather jackets, and cardigans over button downs and tight pants. While I can't imagine Karl Lagerfeld biking anywhere (despite the fact that he did design a special addition Chanel bike), I could guess that if he did, he would probably choose Mr. Browne's designs to get him from A to B.

Mr. Browne always puts on a good show, and this collection was no exception. While the collection will most likely look more wearable one it is divided into separates, the styling was impeccable and perfect for a runway presentation of such a magnitude. Though Mr. Browne's proportions are sometimes wacky, he has most definitely created some desirable pieces for the Moncler man come next spring.

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