Gucci Men’s Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Show

Men’s Fashion Week in Milan is still going strong with a presentation today of Alessandro Michele’s Spring 2017 show for Gucci. All day, photographer Ryan McGinley has been posting behind-the-scenes videos and pictures on the brand’s Snapchat—@gucci—highlighting the details and eclectic spirit of the collection, and the fashion show just came to a close boasting 69 vibrant looks. While you wait for Alexander Fury’s review of the collection, get the CliffsNotes here.

The palette of Gucci’s men’s show flipped completely from last season, well, in setting at least. Where guests were welcomed into a completely crimson space for Fall, today, the presentation was held in an entirely electric green space.
Gucci spokesman and friend of Alessandro Michele Jared Leto sat front row in a blue satin bomber.
According to show notes, the collection was inspired by the idea of traveling, and the things one picks up along the way. This was translated most literally in several sailor-inspired looks—like this one with a trompe l’oeil scarf—but also came through in many of the embellishments that ran through the collection, like a captain’s wheel.
Many of the men’s looks featured a cropped pant that was slightly shorter than Brooklyn hipster length but just longer than a culotte. What to call them?
Gucci’s new customization program was touted on the runway too. Each piece that features an oversize L or M on its front can be customized with a shopper’s own initials.
We know Michele is a fan of The Royal Tenenbaums—remember his first collections drew instant comparisons to the film—so it’s little surprise that he used Scalamandre’s iconic zebra wallpaper print, which covered Margot Tenenbaum’s bedroom, in this collection.
Another pop cultural reference to make an appearance was Donald Duck. The avian Disney character was part of an intarsia sweater-vest. As my colleague Luke Leitch noted on Instagram, the bird is surely “America’s best Donald.”

Gucci Men’s Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Show