Moncler has announced that it will be ending both its Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge collections, with the last appearances of each line being the Spring/Summer 2018 runway collections. Remo Ruffini — president and chief executive of Moncler — explained in an interview with Business of Fashion that “Both Giambattista and Thom agreed with me that Moncler had to move on towards new challenges, It has been a true honour for me to have worked with such unique talents and I am enormously grateful to Giambattista and Thom for their extraordinary work at Moncler. I will for sure miss both a lot.”
Thom Browne also commented on the partnership, saying “It’s been a great run, and lots of fun for so many years. But, as we defined a new growth strategy for the Thom Browne brand, I have realised that my focus should be on my own business.”
Moncler will instead move away from runway collections as a whole and focus on delivering more clothes on a consistent basis, saying “the client wants something new every week, every month, before, it was six months to deliver a product.” In other related news, Moncler also recently celebrated the launch of its Hong Kong flagship store.