Long live denim as Ganni debuts this casual capsule collection
Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup found inspiration via a collaboration with Bengt Thornefors and Christoffer Svensson, from Swedish bed linen brand Magniberg, for the collection. Think expertly cropped jackets, jeans and a skirt in lemon yellows, tangerine and the perfect blue wash – they’re staples for now and forever.
Ganni’s creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, teamed up with Swedish brand Magniberg to produce 10 ready-to-wear items spanning jackets, jeans and skirts — Ganni’s first official venture into denim. Magniberg may specialize in bed linen but the brains behind the brand — Bengt Thornefors and Christoffer Svensson — have previously worked on denim offerings at Acne Studios, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent. This being their first fashion-focused collaboration since founding Magniberg, the duo worked closely with Ganni to answer all our spring denim needs.
“We have been wanting to do denim for quite some time, but we respect how much of a science it is,” Reffstrup said in a statement. “So when the denim geniuses from Magniberg proposed a collaboration through a friend, we jumped at the opportunity to do denim the ‘Ganni way,’ working with colors, contrasts, and playfulness. Denim is essentially a great counterpoint to our prints and feminine DNA. We are really looking forward to launching this line in a global context with the amazing team at Net-A-Porter.”
The capsule’s campaign was shot by New York-based artist Ana Kraš, who took the ‘Global Citizen’ references from Ganni’s spring 2018 show even further. The collection features sorbet-lemon and tangerine cropped jackets, exposed-stitch wide-legged jeans in white and soft lilac, plus classic denim blues and tie-dye touches. We’ll be slipping the jackets over Ganni’s signature crepe floral dresses now, and teaming the white numbers with ruffled blouses and mohair knits come chilly rooftop evenings.
“The power of denim is undeniable,” Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-A-Porter, says. “It is an everyday classic that has become one of the key foundations to our woman’s wardrobe. We are thrilled to be exclusively launching Ganni’s first denim collection and we know the colorful designs and refreshing silhouettes will become an overnight hit, providing a much-needed refresh to our customer’s denim wardrobe.”
Shop the collection here.