Angels

GANNI "Angels" Fall Winter 2018

"I am always inspired by my environment and the people I see around Copenhagen. The FW18 collection celebrates earthly angels, those people you meet with a special aura and a particularly graceful way of moving. I love the film Wings of Desire and the idea that there are angels all over the city. They have something mysterious about them, something you can only sense but maybe not put into words. Right now, we need angels more than ever but you only need to look a little closer to find them.”

– Ditte Reffstrup, Creative Director, Ganni

Ganni’s ethereal yet contemporary FW18 collection took inspiration from the brand’s regular muse, Danish model Frederikke Sofie. Her presence and fresh-faced beauty informed much of Creative Director Ditte Refstrup’s designs. References to the seminal Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire — with its sombre guardian angels and luminous winged trapeze artist — can also be found in the collection’s rhinestone-accented silk wool trousers and dresses and luxurious long, woollen overcoats. Ditte was drawn to make clothes for the everyday angels she sees in her hometown of Copenhagen, and the collec-tion is also a homage to the city that provides her with endless ideas. To accompany the FW18 show, the multi-talented Ana Kraš was commissioned to shoot some of Ditte and her husband Nicolaj’s favourite things in Copenhagen, from the bikes habitually chained to the city’s railings to a gorgeous plaster angel located in the museum next to Ganni’s headquarters. For the show itself, a special mix of quintessentially Danish pop songs comes courtesy of Devonté Hynes, who visited the city last summer and quickly struck up a friendship with Ditte and Nicolaj.

The theme is woven subtly throughout the collection. Hero pieces include a delicate draped dress in foral-printed white satin, a blue woven mesh dress adorned with laser-cut fowers and tiny pearls, and a jacket in snow-white shearling mixed with dark brown snakeskin-embossed calf leather. Te colour palette combines white with black, pink and serene blue, while prints include fowers and animal stripes. Large embroidered polka dots appear on bags, dresses and tops, and images of angel wings decorate sweaters, T-shirts and socks. Everything is designed to move seamlessly with the body, from sand-washed silk dresses to sporty leisure-wear. Soft and efortlessly wearable, Angels embodies the carefree spirit and easy grace of the Ganni girl.