Creative Director Giambattista Valli steered his crisp vision of the Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring 2015 collection due south to the Mediterranean, touching upon obvious nautical codes and a seaside theme announced by waves crashing on video monitors. His strategy is to translate lightness into outerwear and inject desirable, cosmopolitan separates into the collection.

Stripes also figured on the pert, leggy women’s looks: sparkly minidresses, flaring anoraks, and lace tops and bomber jackets, some banded in fur. Anchor chains that glinted with metallic thread wrapped around ingenue A-line dresses spliced with organza, and geraniums bloomed forth from waterproof, technical nylon jacquard. Old and New World workmanship collided, as with a tech organza polo dress woven with a grosgrain-type stripe. The chain motif reappeared as foulards, whether tied around a shirtdress, its texture like dense terry cloth; twisted around heads; or as lining for knotted bucket bags exposing perfectly Moncler Gamme Rouge attitude of offbeat chic.