A Shakespearean-like comedy of prints and volumes, Moncler Gamme Bleu's theatrical fall winter 2014/15 fashion show marked the first time the brand created a range of women's garments to accompany the men's collection down the catwalk.
Thom Browne, who has experimented with a colonial club theme in the past was inspired by the game of golf and what he calls a "gentlewoman's club".
At times, the collection instead called to mind the Elizabethan Era, as dresses and blouses with puffed sleeves and floor-length skirts with argyle trains slid down the runway.
In terms of men's wear, the playful red and blue argyle prints, puffed knickerbockers and white-trimmed argyle blazers, called to mind the Virgin Queen's court jesters.
"I think the most important thing is really how I interpreted women's to go along with the men's collection," Browne said at a press conference.
The collection, which included 30 men's pieces and 22 women's, was consistent in terms of patterns, defined sartorial contours and technical aspects.
Drenched in argyle, the line was composed primarily of tailored jackets worn over bermuda shorts and voluminous skirts pulled in at the hem.
Technical aspects like cordura and ripstop nylon materials were used to fashion innovative sporty blazers and capes, extreme weather ponchos and leg warmers.
For the occasion, Milan's Via Tortona 58 was converted into a turn-of-the-century British library. Made with one-dimensional sets plastered against the walls, the project took cues directly from Korean artist Do Ho Suh.
Looking to the future of women's, Browne said that he is not sure if Moncler Gamme Bleu will produce a women's show in the near-future. "I haven't thought about next season, but women's will definitely be there."