Gucci Pays Tribute to Ken Scott in its Spring Collection
Vibrant colors this Spring in Gucci’s Epilogue Collection. Picture courtesy of Gucci
Ken Scott designed botanical prints flooding with colors. Picture courtesy of Gucci
Creator of botanical fabrics, American Designer Ken Scott ‘s prints are the inspiration to Gucci’s Epilogue Collection this spring. A collection flooding with vibrant flowers like peonies, poppies, petunia, roses, sunflowers etc..
Named The Fashion Gardener Scott resided in Milan in the 1960s and 70s and is known for his oversized botanical prints in clashing colours,
But the print-happy American started his creative career as a painter jumping between the US and the French Riviera, where he hanged out with friends including artist Marc Chagall and Peggy Guggenheim who organized exhibitions for him.
Scott’s fashion life took flight in the 1950s when Christian Dior happened to use one of Scott’s floral prints in a Parisian runway collection. Ken quickly moved to Milan and in 1954 launched, together with Vittorio Fiorazzo, his own printed textile brand Falconetto.
The world’s most stylist women, from Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy, to Jackie Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot, all fell in love with the unique and vibrant style of his tunic dresses, skirts, bikinis. Chic housewives from around the world embraced his printaholic attitude and had their furniture and walls covered by uber-floral Falconetto’s fabrics and wallpapers.
Guccis vår-kollektion Epiloque hedrar den amerikanske designern Ken Scott, känd för sina färgglada botaniska mönster