Inside the Gucci Hub, Milan, hung silky purple curtains that opened to reveal the first look of Alessandro Michele's unified men's and women's Fall/Winter '17 collection. Aptly titled The Alchemist's Garden, the 119-look show was an 'anti-modern laboratory' of flora and fauna, enveloped in gold and sealed with the brand's signature snake motif – the Ouroboros from ancient Egyptian mythology.

Set under the watchful eye of a silver rooster wind vane, perched atop of a life-sized pyramid, walked headband-wearing-spear-wielding girls with nose piercings, umbrellas and suitcases, which met with fox masked mavens and diamanté-clad creatures. The men, on the other hand, carried dried-flower baskets while dressed in slogan suit jackets. Prints were populated with scarabs, water lilies, caterpillars, roses, butterflies, tigers, wolves, eagles, peonies and daisies. No detail was left unimagined.

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