Paris Fashion Week is about to lose some of its spark. Moncler announces the end of Moncler Gamme Bleu and Moncler Gamme Rouge. Giambattista Valli served as creative director for the Gamme Rouge line, while menswear designer Thom Browne was celebrated for Gamme Bleu.
The news comes as a mutual agreement between Moncler chairman and CEO Remo Ruffini and the designers. A Moncler press release reads,
With the aim to commit themselves to their respective brands, both Giambattista Valli and Thom Browne entirely agreed with Remo Ruffini on the fact that Moncler was to naturally evolve and expand towards other horizons. For this reason, the Moncler Gamme Rouge and Moncler Gamme Bleu collections will be drawing to a close with the spring-summer 2018 season.
Remo Ruffini on Moncler's Future
I feel really excited about Moncler's future and the challenges that await us. I am all too aware that innovation, focus, and dedication are vital for improving every brand and every company, so I feel honored to have had the chance to work alongside two such highly talented and sensitive designers as Giambattista Valli and Thom Browne.
Their professionalism, talent, and energy have been the defining elements of all the work we have done together over the years. I have always admired Giambattista's style, he managed to combine a timeless elegance, contemporary and modern approach when dressing today's woman, while Thom's talent for intuition and his inimitable sartorial touch, teamed with the sporting spirit of Moncler, have without a doubt yielded a distinctive, recognizable collection. I cannot thank Giambattista and Thom enough for having contributed towards the Brand's growth with Moncler Gamme Rouge and Moncler Gamme Bleu.
Thom Browne on Moncler Gamme Bleu
It's been a great run and lots of fun for so many years. But, as we defined a new growth strategy for the Thom Browne brand, I have realized that my focus should be on my own business. The fact that this happened when Remo was starting to rethink Moncler's future made our decision mutual and effortless. I wish to thank the teams who made things happen, together with Remo, who through the years has allowed me complete creative freedom.