Gucci announces the unveiling of its latest series of ArtWalls, dedicated to the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott – whose colourful patterned fabrics adorn a selection of special pieces in the Gucci’s Epilogue Collection.
Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on Gucci’s ready-to-wear, bags and accessories, and now hand-painted in major cities worldwide, transforming the surroundings in an overwhelming world of intense colors and clashing prints.
Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe appear in Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood, in Milan’s Largo La Foppa (in the district of Corso Garibaldi), just off East London’s Brick Lane, in Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district, and in Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong.
Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.