Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Moncler Gamme Bleu

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Moncler Gamme Bleu

The Regatta Rat Pack

Text: Pakkee Tan

With Ivy League regatta championships on the mind, Thom Browne moved away from the avant garde to the wearable

The show opened with... models and their knapsacks grouped around row boats (stationed in the middle of the runway) before proceeding to get dressed in front of the audience; layering on their striped jackets, quilted vests and slickers all finished with loosely arranged bow-ties and bucket hats.

The Ivy League prepster is still very much alive... as Browne's model army made its way down the runway for the finale, it couldn't be ignored that preppy references, such as boat shoes and collegiate jackets, peppered the collection.

Colours rotated around... traditional red, blue and white with the playful addition of pink, lime green and lemon. 

The shock piece of the collection was... the bomber jacket embroidered with rows of pink sequins (Look 34). Far from saccharine sweet, the subtle subversion of the traditionally masculine piece with the feminine colour and sequins made it an exciting addition for the new season.

Strength in numbers... Browne sent out many matching looks throughout the show (such as Look 5 and 6, among others) and in total, the show had some 160 looks in the three turns walked around the runway.

To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.

To see all our coverage of Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.