Gucci Pays Homage To Ken Scott With A Bold, Botanical Collection
An expansion of the Gucci SS21 collection, Gucci has released a capsule collection in honour of the late designer, artist, and gardener Ken Scott. A seemingly natural fit, the botanical collection incorporates Ken Scott’s signature floral fabrics in ready-to-wear apparel and emblazons the graphics across accessories and footwear.
Highlights include the Gucci Jackie bag in black leather, adorned with yellow, lavender, red, and blue florals, with the Gucci Marmont bag receiving a similar botanical treatment atop a white leather base.
With a distinctly ‘70s flower power vibe, the Gucci x Ken Scott treatment translates well to the Italian luxury fashion house’s Princetown Slippers and Jordaan Loafers, as well as onto printed silk shirts and skirts.
Known as the ‘fashion gardener’ due to his acid-trip style approach to floral designs, Ken Scott was an American designer who enjoyed a career in the fashion industry that spanned almost half a century.
“Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” said Alessandro Michele, creative director at Gucci. “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. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”
The Gucci x Ken Scott Collection is available to shop on the Gucci webstore.