Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele delivered a pre-fall collection that channeled a wide scope of themes and motifs, many carried over from his past efforts. Michele re-created a pretty, surreal wonderland, where the childlike met the opulent, the casual was juxtaposed with the regal. Michele didn’t invent new shapes, but explored the decorative possibilities of women’s fashion staples. A midi skirt came in plisséd metallic leather. Bomber jackets were done in patchwork silk and satin in various patterns, then decorated with Lurex details that featured Gucci’s signature striped Web motif. Printed shirtdresses came in retro-inspired graphics and botanical motifs. Nature is one of Michele’s ongoing fixations, with flowers and wild animals, including the now-familiar tigers and snakes, embroidered on flamboyant knits, exquisite maxidresses and high-end denim pieces.