"The Fashion Gardener" is Back with SEAFARER
«Women should wear flower prints colored boldly.
It's their only refuge from gray cities
made of concrete and steel.»
Ken Scott, Fort Wayne, USA.
"The Gardener of Fashion" was famous for splashing wild-colored flowers all over his print. Peonies, roses, poppies, sunflowers, petunias, asters and morning-glories, a colorfull garden on dresses and jeans. His special garden was celebrated all over the world and his style, that marked the 1960’s, won cult status in ’70s culture.The Seventies are finally back in a thousand shades of colors with a special SEAFARER homage to the glamour of '60s and '70s
Ken Scott was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA), in 1919. Pupil of the famous Parson's School of Design and Moses Soyer in New York, he began his artistic career as a painter getting in touch with famous artists as Sebastian Matta and Marc Chagall who remained his friends for life. He was supported by Peggy Guggenheim, who organized his first exhibition in 1944. Restless spirit and bohemian, he decided to move permanently to Europe in 1946. He divides his time between Paris and a house in Eze, on the French Riviera, which becames his retreat. He puts his imaginative and colored sensibility at the service of textile design, creating, along with another American designer, Joe Martin, floral backgrounds for the most established French textile manufacturers: Christian Dior takes one of Ken Scott’s sketches for his SS ’54 haute couture collection and that throws him in the firmament of the emerging stars. In 1955 he opened a studio in Milan.«The maestro of ultra floral prints… aristocratizes evenwild flowers, he works, thinks, moves in an ideal of a richly blossoming universe… no going halfway, the utterly simple little-nothing-dress, otherwise perfectly precious swirling spiral creations.»
Carine Roitfeld, VOGUE Paris, Wearing Seafarer Circe Ken Scott Print
Katherine Pastrie in Ken Scott pyjamas,
Mexico, Vogue 1966