GANNI Space Cowboy

“This winter I did the two-hour drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs and fell in love with the wide open vistas, the windmills and dramatic desert sunsets. The light is magical, and the sense of freedom intoxicating. I was reminded of the long tradition of outlaws and runaways escaping the city for the desert. The new collection is inspired by a kind of wild youth, hitched to their cars and hanging out in road-side diners and gas stations en route to their next adventure.”

– Ditte Reffstrup, Creative Director, Ganni

Ganni’s Spring/Summer 17 collection collides refined prairie dressing with urban cowboy attire for a dreamy take on wild west style. Snakeskin silver cowboy boots, fringed silk, twill details and ruffled denim feature alongside sporty jackets, off the shoulder floral dresses, soft Paris Texas-style mohair jumpers and casual tees bearing witty slogans. Ditte Reffstrup was inspired by the romance of the desert and retro futurism of Palm Springs, drawing from a rich palette of different variations of sand colours, red, black, light and navy blue to evoke the striking scenery seen from her car window.

Silhouettes are a mix of structured and slouchy, from a cocoon coat to a pair of shimmering, loose pyjama-style trousers. Fabrics are layered together to create sumptuous looks, melding suede and leather, light embroidered mesh and ruffled denim, snakeskin and stretchy silk. Ganni’s signature florals include a rust-red flower dotting a biscuit-coloured dress, or a large, 70’s-style floral in desert colours adorning sand-washed silk. Silk shirts and long ruffled skirts in sky blue bear graphic prints of galloping horses, while T-shirts are printed with slogans such as Cherry Bomb and Space Cowboy.