Moncler Gamme Bleu Menswear spring 2014
Designer Thom Browne decided to give the sport of cricket a little fashionable lift. For his Moncler Gamme Bleu Menswear spring 2014 collection, this risk-taking designer presented 41 looks that highlight the British pastime. Things got muted, and every piece is stark white. The only ounce of color are his standard tricolor stripes that adorn lapels and hemlines. Things were left colorless to show the work and craftsmanship that goes into every detail of these garments. Almost like a error-detector of sorts…but we see none in this crisp line.
The models are assembled on a grassy runway, almost like posing for a team photo. Even cricket balls adorn the runway. There’s an obvious early 1900s feel in these unique looks. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) It’s like taking a trip back in time to classic Oxford prestigiousness. Trousers are padded and sweaters are cropped, just like those of cricket players. The culottes are emphasized at the knee and his long coats are dramatic with ribbon closures. The other obvious accessory in these looks are the high white socks.They borderline schoolboy and soccer player combined, and give the pieces their sporty feel. Form-fitted blazers and pants contrast with oversized coats and those culottes that are so prominent.
The butterfly collars and cable knit V-neck sweaters look like pure preppy fashion at its finest. Fabrics are summery basics of cotton and lightweight wool. Technical fabrics are also featured and highlighted on raincoats, so they’re perfect for watching that cricket match in the rain. Even double breasted chesterfield coats make an appearance and look so debonaire. Bits and pieces of this collection can be incorporated into any man’s wardrobe. The more daring can try these entire looks on for size. fdmLOVES MONCLER GAMME BLEU Menswear spring 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison RIpa
Photos: Alessandro Lucioni and Armando Grillo | IMAXTREE | Fashionwirepress