Unlike fashion month, Moncler Gamme Rouge’s spring show was over before you knew it. After a 45-minute wait, the brisk 38-look lineup proceeded with a seaside theme announced by waves crashing on video monitors ringing the runway.
The collection ticked all the usual boxes, referencing typical types who congregate near the water: sailors, lifeguards and holidaymakers. There was even a wink to mermaids in the iridescent sequins on parkas and shifts, flashing like fish scales.
The few men’s wear looks were sober, but handsome: navy utility jackets and shorts with a single flash of white ringing an arm or running down one pant leg.
Stripes also figured on the pert, leggy women’s looks: sparkly minidresses, flaring anoraks, and lace tops and bomber jackets, some banded in fur.
Alongside designer Giambattista Valli, the models came out one last time in his-and-hers Windbreakers splashed in nautical flags.