"Ken was doing psychedelic colorings before anyone even knew what psychedelic was all about," said a Manhattan fashion illustrator in a 1968 interview in Time magazine. "Nobody dares to put color next to color the way he does." Scott was born in Indiana, and began his career as a painter. In the early 1950s one of his floral designs were chosen by Christian Dior to be made into fabric for his couture, and from there Scott dove into fashion. He chose Milan to begin his fashion house and he quickly became one of the hottest designers in Italy. His brilliant use of color and fearless flair for florals won him the title of the "fashion gardener" and a flowing of free spirited women all over the world. I am so glad they reopened Ken Scotts design house after years of retirement and his death in 1991. The first collection was lovely and held true to the founders vision. I do prefer his vintage pieces though.