Yes, the disapproving lip of Miranda Priestly might have once snarled, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking,” in forever-iconique The Devils Wear Prada, but mere mortal florals have nothing on the explosive, eye-searing blooms helmed by legendary American designer Ken Scott back in the 60s and 70s.
Known as the “gardener of fashion”, Scott’s 40-year career in the Italian fashion world saw him make signature his tapestry of acid botanicals: print-happy pieces flooded with vibrant flowers. Peonies, poppies, petunias, roses, sunflowers – you name it.
Now, almost sensing in all the doom and gloom that we’re in need of a punch of optimism, Gucci are celebrating the work of Scott by launching a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection. Think pointed flats flecked with colourful undergrowth, flamboyant evening gowns seared with poppies, even zip-up Men’s fleeces in only the most joyful bunches. And silk accessories such as headbands and bags provide a much-needed hit of radiance to our spring ‘fits.