Moncler Gamme Bleu 2012 Spring/Summer Collection
As the creative director for Moncler Gamme Bleu, designer Thom Browne never fails to imbue a sense of adventure and fantasy into his collections for the sporty range. This season was no different as the models marched down the runway to the tune of Star Wars‘ “Imperial March” in garments that had obviously been influenced by the classic sport of fencing. Theatrics aside, however, this collection may have been one of the label’s most wearable to date with a number of pieces including shorts, jackets, cardigans and shirts in a variety of patterns like plaid and diagonal stripe. Even smarter than the layered pieces were the lightweight outerwear which seemed to be designed for every occasion imaginable with smart fabrics and sporty cuts. While opening the show with an all-white look and closing with an all-black one might have been Browne’s way of reconciling dueling forces, the overall result was a cohesive one that only served to solidify the designer’s wildly popular reputation.