Pushing their penchant for the experimental to the core, footwear brand Ganor Dominic fuses the past with the present, creating an artful mix of styles for Spring Summer 2016 with the debut “Marble” collection.
Crafted by artisans in Italy within a factory owned by a family who have been creating shoes for two generations since 1968 – Ganor Dominic bespoke designs are all handmade with locally sourced materials and components.
The logo symbolizes a ‘duo’ between two sisters – determined brand director Katherine and the creative mind Anna. The sibling’s Father, is the inspiration behind the brand name Ganor Dominic.
Anna studied her BA Footwear Design degree at the prestigious University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion. She is a recipient of the National Footwear Design Student Of The Year 2015 award, presented to her by iconic footwear giant Jimmy Choo.
For SS16 she carved into the concept behind her award-winning graduate collection as a starting point, developing her ideas into a more commercially viable line, to build a strong brand philosophy.
The Ancient Greek Gods and Muses inspirit every piece of the collection. Each shoe is custom made with an emphasis on organically derived curves, and key detailing across the line including a 3D effect face - characterised by the heels of “Hypnos”, “Apollo” and “Selene” - a marble heel finish, tassels and digital prints traditionally associated with the romanticism of Greek art, seen across the “Gaia” and “Iris” shoes.
The collection’s signature aesthetic also showcases motivational and lyrically poetic text, laser cut on selected styles, such as “Aura” featuring the quote
‘If not now, then when?’