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The King of Flower Power Is Back

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Nadia Mustafa

FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER the death of Ken Scott at age 72, Italian silk mill Isa Seta is reviving his designs. An American who settled in Italy, “the gardener of fashion” was famous for splashing wild-colored peonies, anemones and roses all over his prints. Milan insiders like Angela Missoni and Lawrence Steele have been collecting vintage Scott, and now the design duo Paolo Battaglia and Antonio Ponte has culled from the archives eight of Scott’s iconic prints—from the ’50s through the early ’70s—to reinvent the label in a ready-to-wear collection focused on fitted, slim, feminine silhouettes. The line features bustier dresses (a Scott signature), billowy tunics, safari jackets, blossoming trench coats and Jacquard foulards, which the designer used to knot around his neck. “It’s an homage to the glamour of ’60s and ’70s fashion,” says spokeswoman Klara Bredlow. “The collection seeks an elegance that is functional and sophisticated but also fresh and natural.” —By Nadia Mustafa

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