When we look at how far Gucci has come today, there's no denying that creative director Alessandro Michele is not one who's afraid of anything bold, printed or colourful. It comes to no surprise that Gucci has expanded its S/S 21 season with an exclusive capsule collection that pays respects to one of the creative directors most admired fashion influences - the work of artist, gardener and fashion designer, the late Ken Scott.
Ken Scott was an American designer most affluent in the 60s who became well known for his vibrant signature fabric designs and became responsible for creating a style revolution in the world of print and textiles. Born in Indiana and then later moving to New York to attend Parsons School of Design, Scott eventually situated himself in Milan and continued his work as an artist, later establishing his brand, Falconetto.
Dubbed as the "fashion gardener", Scott became very well known known for his signature floral prints and sunny aesthetic, favoured and admired by the biggest celebrities of the time such as Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy.
Now a major tribute will be paid in the world of fashion where Ken Scotts art will come back to life and painted across some of Guccis most iconic styles in ready to wear, accessories and footwear.
Reminiscent of the 70s and an era of romanticism, flower power and love - the seasons expansion sees to include beautiful printed silk skirts, blouses, printed velvet jackets, cropped shirts, and of course the sought after Gucci Loafer and Princetown Slipper. The collection also botanically extends itself to luxurious Gucci headscarves, silk bow ties and leather goods such as Guccis signature Jackie bag and Marmont purse.
Gucci and Ken Scott capsule collection is available on the Gucci website. And it will arrive at Gucci boutique near you soon.