Tucked away behind the art gallery Fabrikken lay the scene for the SS16 Ganni show. Explosions of egg yolk yellow construction paper dotted the square space, waiting expectantly for the models to walk amongst them.
The order of the day was optimism. The colour palette of the sunny yellow mountains burst into the collection from the beginning in the form of bright and bold floral yellow print against black pieces including skirts, dresses and shirts. Yellow stripes lay boldly across the chest and legs while platform trainers graced the model’s feet; I like to think of it as a subtle and entirely welcome nod to The Spice Girls.
Alongside the bursts of colour and contrast came sophisticated silhouettes, clean lines, draped fabric and supple leather in Mediterranean shades of olive, camel and cream. Flowing silk, both pleated and billowing, made a welcome appearance in delicate camisoles, wide leg trousers and midi length dresses.
Accessories were kept to a minimum, focusing solely on yellow, leather tote bags worn as backpacks in contrast to the delicate silk two pieces.
The models exuded the theme of the show – optimism – as they danced to the beat of the soundtrack and posed for photographers long after the show had ended.
Words and images by Clare Potts