Ken Scott was an American fashion designer who resided in Milan in the ‘60s and ‘70s where he created his colorful patterned fabrics and collections. Now a brand of Mantero, prints sourced from his archives enrich a selection of Gucci pieces.
Ken Scott was known as the ‘fashion gardener’ for his oversized botanical prints in clashing colors.
The making of the new Gucci Art Wall in Milan’s Largo La Foppa revealed a botanical pattern from the Gucci Ken Scott collection, a lineup of ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by Alessandro Michele with prints sourced from the Ken Scott archives.
Ken Scott was the creator of colorful, large-scale prints. A colorful combination of romanticism and pop culture, he was known as the ‘Fashion Gardener’ for his vivid floral designs.
The Princetown slipper and the GG Marmont become a blank canvas for vivid interpretations of flowers in bloom.
Gucci Epilogue collection takes shape in silhouettes inspired by the ‘70s, featuring oversized botanical prints and rainbow stripes sourced from Ken Scott’s archive. The colourful floral drawings were reflective of his eclectic personality. A vivid print inspired by the world of nature decorates black velvet jackets, handbags ?. Pieces with versatile ways to wear and style embrace each person who is part of Gucci’s individual spirit.
Crafted to reflect a timeless yet distinctive aesthetic, Gucci Epilogue ready-to-wear includes polo shirts and Bermuda shorts—worn here with GG embossed leather bags.
Appearing alongside key pieces from the Epilogue collection, Gucci Dionysus shoulder bags are part of the Gucci
Beloved collections—designs enamored by the House and their wearers. The Gucci Jackie 1961 hobo bag, with its
half-moon shape and piston hardware, is embellished with a Ken Scott archives floral print of colorful floral explosion.
The Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag, a mainstay of the House handbag collections with its defining hardware, is
introduced in new shapes including a soft yet structured design reminiscent of a camera bag.
Embodying the 70s influence of the Gucci Epilogue collection, a collection of strappy sandals with block heels of varying heights are decorated with delicate Horsebit hardware.
As part of the Florentine brand’s Art Walls project, Ken Scott’s floral prints are emblazoned on buildings around the globe,from London to Shanghai.
Ken Scott, who initially rose to prominence in his native US, and was supported by Peggy Guggenheim, moved from New York to Milan in the 1950s, wrote wallpaper.com. There, he launched his own printed textile company, Falconetto. New Gucci prints also bring together GG and KS initials, and feature exuberant 1970s-inspired patterns, including Scott’s‘Giardino d’Aprile’, or ‘April Garden’.