Moncler Gamme Bleu
June 23, 2012 Milan
The collection itself drew on sailing, the latest of Thom's athletic ferments. Though he confessed backstage that he's an indifferent sailor, the theme inspired an appealing collection. Maybe it was that he didn't belabor the point. Yes, there were the usual showmanly flourishes, like the sail cloth spinnaker clipped to Arthur Kulkov's evening look and a buckle-backed knit dress that looked like something you'd sooner find at Browne's namesake line. But if being on the briny inspired the rain slicker parkas and blazers, the net-mesh details at gussets and pant stripes, and the penny loafer espadrilles, it's a trip to take. There seemed a skip in Thom's step as he came out after the sailors' closing dance to take his bow. If only it had been a tap.