There was a large, though very smooth, change of gears at Gucci, whose menswear collection shown Monday, Jan. 18, deserted the rock dandy chic that has characterized the brand’s recent shows for elegant equestrian pastures, offering cleaned up fashion that should be both a critical and commercial success. An equestrian element ran through the collection like a string of thoroughbreds – from the signature Gucci red-green saddle bands used as trim on weekend bags to the majority of trousers, most of them finished with ankle buttons like strict jodhpurs. – from FWD