Yes, florals for spring are officially groundbreaking, courtesy of Alessandro Michele (Gucci’s Creative Director) and the late American designer Ken Scott. Scott’s signature big, bold, and vibrant botanicals aren’t anything like the usual floral prints – rather they are extraordinarily lively and enchanting. And to introduce a dash of drama and optimism in our lives and wardrobes, Michele has released a selection of special pieces as part of the Gucci Epilogue collection that celebrates the botanical works of Scott.
Speaking about the collection, Alessandro Michele said,” Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics. 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.”
These rare decorative prints from Scott’s archives appear on sweatshirts, down jackets, tracksuits, evening gowns, silk accessories including headbands, and have been printed on shoes as well; emphasizing Gucci Epilogue’s retro, eclectic spirit. Think flamboyant flowing dresses enveloped in poppies, pointed flats adorned with a bright combination of flowers, Tennis lace-up and slip-on shoes with contrasting gold lettering (KS & GG) mixed with silver and gold flowers, and even men’s bomber jacket and velvet jacket in the most exuberant floral bunch. To round up the collection, the Gucci Ken Scott collaboration has also been applied to some of the House’s iconic bags – Jackie 1961, Horsebit 1955, Dionysus, and GG Marmont. And the accompanying whimsical campaign, shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, shows off the extravagant vibrancy of the collection in all its glory, especially with Scott’s prints featuring on the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths, and cushions to craft an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.
Like us, if you too want to join this eccentric botanical world of Gucci Ken Scott, you’ll be delighted to know that the complete collection is now available in stores and online. So, what are you waiting for? Go and get your favourite flower bouquet from Gucci.
Creative Director: Alessandro Michele
Art Director: Christopher Simmonds
Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian
Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell
Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver
All Images Courtesy: Gucci
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