Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Gucci
It was Alessandro Michele's second menswear outing for the storied Italian brand... and the designer, unwavering in his vision of the Gucci man, proffered another eyebrow-raising androgynous collection. Key elements from Michele's fall/winter 2015 menswear show returned: Pussy bow neckwear, knit berets, as well as those oversized spectacles casting a strong geek-chic '60s vibe.
Iconoclastic pieces included... slim-cut shirts constructed out of intricate lace — worn fully buttoned to the neck with long languid collars — a crocheted pullover embroidered with a central butterfly paired with matching shorts, and a tracksuit set thriving with florals.
For the collection's colour palette... Michele dipped his sartorial brush into pots of rich vermillion, golden yellows, powdered baby blues, and teal.
And with such a rich and diverse offering... you might have missed the tiger head metal studs on leather sandals or, a personal favourite, the cropped red and green jacket for ladies made from luscious, shimmering eel.
But come January 2016, when the spring/summer 2016 collection hits stores... we'll be shelling out our coins for the tailored, emerald pyjamas with bee motifs and white-edged piping. Hugh Hefner, anyone?
To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.
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