Love Gucci? Love florals? Like the sound of them together? Then you’re in for a treat. The Italian luxury house just released a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue Collection in collaboration with designs from the late American fashion designer, Ken Scott. Known as the Fashion Gardener, Scott created oversized botanical prints in clashing colours when he resided in Milan in the ’60s and ’70s.
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His designs featured large flowers like peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Alessandro Michele, the Creative Director of Gucci dug deep into the archives of Scott’s creations and has blended them in for his latest collection. “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics. He mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints,” stated Michele.
Right from the prints to the look and feel of the shoot, the Gucci Ken Scott collection takes you on a journey of vintage fun. Even though the ready-to-wear line features fleeces, down jackets, evening gowns, headbands and bags with the signature Scott prints, Alessandro still keeps the retro and eclectic spirit of Gucci Epilogue alive. Adding more life to the pieces is the backdrop of the campaign shoot. The curtains, tablecloth, wallpaper and cushions were all customised with Scott’s patterns.
To celebrate the launch of the pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode with Shahidha Bari, a writer, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London. She will narrate a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.
Swipe through for a detailed look at the Gucci Ken Scott collection below: