Gucci releases Ken Scott-Inspired Capsule Collection

Gucci releases Ken Scott-Inspired Capsule Collection

Gucci releases Ken Scott-Inspired Capsule Collection

The Italian fashion house draws inspiration from archived floral designs of American fashion designer, Ken Scott, for a modern collection with retro flair.

The Italian fashion house draws inspiration from archived floral designs of American fashion designer, Ken Scott, for a modern collection with retro flair.

Text: Sam Tracy

Peonies, sunflowers, roses, oh my! The much anticipated Gucci Ken Scott Collection has just dropped and it’s giving vintage gardenia vibes. 

Inspired by the work of American fashion designer, Ken Scott, the line is a floral affair with original fabric designs from Scott’s abundant archive of flowery prints. Nicknamed “the gardener of fashion”, Scott featured larger than life flowers in his works and didn’t shy away from color in his vibrant, eye-catching patterns. 

“Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” said Gucci Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. “He mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out.”

And stand out, you will. The collection features mens and womenswear, accessories and bags. Keeping in tune with the line’s 70s-inspired silhouette, the pleated maxi dress is tied together with a bow that draws eyes to the neckline’s oversized collar. Bell bottoms and tie-tops add to the capsule's fashion nostalgia. You’ll be in bloom from head to toe as Scott’s bright florals extend to the collection’s footwear including lace-up tennis shoes and slides. And lest we forget the loafer! The classic Gucci horsebit loafers are redefined in step with the garden aesthetic and patterned with bold flowers. Luxurious silk scarves are showcased in the collection in a variety of hues and natural prints, each detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos.

From the windows to the walls, the collection’s campaign is Ken Scott everything. The thoughtfully designed set includes customized tablecloths, wallpaper and curtains with Ken Scott florals. Photographed by Mark Peckmezian, models recline in a rose-tinted atmosphere of clashing colors and prints.

If you’re like us and can’t get enough Ken Scott, listen up...literally. Gucci will be celebrating the exciting launch with a special episode on the Gucci Podcast. Listeners will delve into the story of Scott’s life, career and lasting legacy. The episode is expertly narrated by Shahidha Bari, writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London.

Shop the new collection online at Gucci.

Credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver

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