Alessandro Michele showed a heavy floral influence in his Spring/Summer 16 menswear collection for Gucci, presented in Milan earlier this afternoon. There were flowers, flowers everywhere. We saw them embroidered on blazers, printed on silks and delicately placed inside lace patterns. But this floral motif was not repetitive, Michele created a vast variant of petaled prints and designs for us to enjoy and each one felt like a new idea, yet consistent all the while. 

The botanical theme extended to birds and butterflies, at home amongst the flowers, adorning the chest of a sweater or fluttering up the pockets of a blazer. Elsewhere other prints included geometric and retro styles, tying in with the recent Cruise 2016 line up. 

Colours were vibrant and varied and toyed with masculine-feminine constructs as did the dandy neck ruffles and frilly peter-pan collars.