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Gucci brings back Ken Scott’s colorful prints

Gucci presents a selection of garments and accessories characterized by prints taken from the American designer’s archive 

There is a deep passion for the world of flowers that unites Alessandro Michele , creative director of Gucci , with Ken Scott, the American designer, nicknamed – not surprisingly – the fashion gardener . “I love his work because I’m obsessed with floral prints”, said Alessandro Michele who has just presented a capsule collection within the Epilogue collectionin which he pays homage to the colorful, pop and floral universe of Scott, the great creator of fabrics, who favored oversized flowers, including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. “He portrayed 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 »explains Michele. Hence the idea, within the Epilogue collection, of a selection of garments and accessories in which to find some of the most iconic prints taken from the archive of the American designer Ken Scott, who between the 60s and 70s lived in Milan, where he created his bright fabrics and his line. Patterns taken from the vast Ken Scott archive – created by the Ken Scott Foundation and today owned by the Mantero family – then decorated garments and accessories,
Prints are featured on silk sweaters, jackets, dresses and accessories, including
hair bands , but also sneakers and bags.

All the 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.

The capsule is also accompanied by a Gucci Podcast project , 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, who will talk about the life of the American designer, of his work and his influence on contemporary fashion.

The Gucci Tennis 1977 lace-up sneakers and slip-ons, as well as the Pursuits , are proposed in a variant in black fabric with a print depicting the artist’s KS initials and the gold GG logo and silver flowers. The Pursuit and a Screener sneaker model are also available in a vibrant floral print by Ken Scott called the 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 interwoven GG motif in clearly visible blue.

Ken Scott’s lively floral prints, with their 70s allure, also decorate silk accessories: foulards, colorful bows, warm and refined stoles and shawls, lamé or cotton hair bands, baseball caps and cloche.

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