PRÊT-À-PORTER SPRING 2012
MONCLER GAMME ROUGE
I’m a big fan of the Moncler Gamme Rouge collection, and this season was no exception. Giambattista Valli has taken the brand to an entirely new level, and I’m enjoying the evolution. Once again, the set was dramatic and romantic: the interior of the Couvent de Cordeliers had been transformed into a garden of blossoming trees. It was so beautifully done, I took one look and knew immediately the show was going to be great.
The show was staged by color, opening with a blue-and-red group featuring transparent jackets, fringed skirts and some lovely dresses. In fact, each group had at least one dress that was simply divine. There were also new versions of the puffy coat, and many jackets that were absolutely fab –chic yet fun, to be worn as casually as you’d like or dressed to the nines.
The last series made a display of white flowers appliquéd on dresses, tops, jackets and at least one coat guaranteed to make a statement (and so nice for Spring). I even loved how Giambattista mixed a flower-bedecked top with beige slacks–which, admittedly, is not an easy look for everyone!
The entire presentaion was a beautiful dream of blossoms falling, bubbles swirling around and trees looking like they’d grown up inside the convent and blossomed overhead. Moncler Gamme Rouge certainly knows how to put on a great show!
Photographs by Stephane Israël