Why write a book about Ken Scott? Anyone who did not know the man and his exuberant creativity might ask themselves this question. A book that represents his artistic and stylistic trajectory seemed to be an appropriate contribution to knowing about him and preserving his work in the history of fashion, but not just that. His great passion for nature allowed him to envisage as a designer the evolution of Italian prêt-à-porter, which was coming into being at that very moment: like the person who, from a flower that buds and blooms, can predict with which form it will color his days.
He was a visionary and a realist who foresaw, when no one had tried to as yet, the “total look,” including furnishings and objects. If we think back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, when there were still very few players in the fashion world, we cannot help but express wonder at what Ken Scott imagined and produced before anyone else. Even a restaurant!. This publication is a precious guide to appreciating his genius and has been possible thanks to the expertise of Rizzoli and the precious collaboration with authors and photographers and the invaluable support of Ken Scott Foundation.