Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Gucci

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Gucci

Groovy, baby

Text: Norman Tan

Creative director Alessandro Michele presents another chapter in his gender-bending vision for the new Gucci man

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. 

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