A capsule collection in which Gucci reinterprets the prints of Ken Scott, “the gardener of fashion”
The cheerful, colorful and pop world of the eclectic Ken Scott joined the creativity of Alessandro Michele: they both demonstrated love for the variety of colors and flowers, a universe that comes to life in the capsule collection Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott. “Ken Scott was a great fabric maker“- said the Creative Director of Gucci -“He represented flowers with romance and introduced them to pop culture. He treated the flowers as if they were shop signs, multiplied them, made them stand out in an enchanting way. I love her work because I am obsessed with floral prints“.
The proposal of garments and accessories retraces the prints of the 60s and 70s, unearthed in the important archive, created by Ken Scott Foundation and today owned by the Mantero family: a an immeasurable creative treasure that can become the beating heart of the relaunch of Made in Italy. To confirm this project also a Gucci Podcast, a special appointment with Shahidha Bari, writer, academic, critic and professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at the London College of Fashion of the University of the Arts London, which will talk about the life of the American designer, his work and his influence on contemporary fashion.
Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott
The range of feminine garments with floral prints taken from the Ken Scott archive includes a coat, t-shirt, sweatshirts, lingerie, tops, trousers, skirts, blazers, shirts and dresses with flowing lines. All garments are characterized by bright and impressive colors. Men’s clothing includes a coat, jacket, jacket and pants suit (available separately), down jackets, shirts and tracksuits.
Lace-up sneakers and slip-ons Gucci Tennis 1977, as well as the Pursuit, are proposed in a variant in black fabric with a print depicting the initials KS The Pursuit and a Screener sneaker model are also available in a vibrant floral print by Ken Scott called ‘April Garden‘, characterized by colorful flowers with a strong visual impact. The Screener sneakers also feature blue suede inserts on the back and the blue and red Web ribbon, while the floral Pursuit sliders feature the GG interlocking pattern in prominent blue.The women’s shoes and boots are made in four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ‘Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), characterized by bright floral motifs in different colors, and enriched with the Ken Scott and Gucci micro logos. The patterns are declined on a series of models: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), sandals, slip-ons (Princetown and Jordaan), ballet flats and boots.
Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints, with their 70s allure, also decorate silk accessories: silk scarf of different sizes, small (70×70 cm), classic (90×90 cm) and maxi (140×140 cm), to bring out the best of Scott’s prints. In addition, the range of accessories is complemented by colored bows, warm and refined stoles and shawls, lamé or cotton hair bands, baseball caps and cloche that do not go unnoticed.
Creative Director: Alessandro Michele
Art Director: Christopher Simmonds
Photography and Direction: Mark Peckmezian