One of the things we love most about fashion is its ability to transport you to another location, time or life. And if you’ve been feeling inspired by – or nostalgic for – the 1970s or dreaming of frolicking through a spring field of flowers, Gucci’s new collection with American fashion designer Ken Scott is sure to fulfil your wishes.
A selection of special pieces from Gucci’s Epilogue collection will incorporate the work of Scott, who resided in Milan in the ‘60s and ‘70s, during which time he created vibrant patterned fabrics and lines. Deemed “the gardener of fashion,” he favored a dreamy variety of large-scale flowers, including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. His bold colors and floral designs are now blooming on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories in pleasantly surprising ways: on fleeces, jackets, evening gowns and silk accessories, including headbands and handbags.
“Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” says Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. “He mapped out flowers with romanticism and into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out.” The dedicated campaign, conceived by Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights the range of pieces by, shall we say, “flower-picking” Scott’s patterns and using them to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere into an overwhelming world of intense colors and clashing prints.
The Gucci Ken Scott Womenswear pieces, which feature decorative motifs from Scott’s archive, include a range of bright and impactful styles: a coat, t-shirts, sweatshirts, intimates, a top, pants, skirts, blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. Menswear is comprised of a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.
Additionally, the collaboration offers sporty and casual shoes for men, including a black cotton-base fabric printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – and mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material is also featured on the Pursuit Slide, as well as the Gucci Tennis 1977 slip-on model and the lace-up, which features the iconic green-red-green House Web stripe. For a different version of the Pursuit and Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called “Giardino d’Aprile” – Italian for “April Garden” – displays a combination of bright flowers. The Screener sneaker features blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.
There are four different Ken Scott prints for the Women’s shoes and boots: Giardino d’Aprile, Zia, Jenni, and Pomponica, all of which feature bright combinations of flowers in different colors and detailed with micro-Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base featured on a number of footwear styles, including the Rhyton, Ace and Screener sneakers, the Princetown and Jordaan loafers, and several slides, flats, and high boots.
Finally, Ken Scott’s vibrant, ’70s-inspired floral prints will appear on soft silk accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: think silk carrés, colourful ribbons, cozy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton, and baseball caps and bucket hats. Elegant, energetic and ethereal.
No matter the piece, the Gucci Ken Scott Collection will have fashion enthusiasts looking like groovy garden gods and goddesses – and this spring, we’re here for it.
Shop the Gucci Ken Scott Collection on the Lower Level near Nordstrom.
For more information, call 305-521-5050.