Autumn/Winter 2016 bring Ochre, Auburn and mud-colours to the Mai Gidah pallet exploring the underlying tones of the spectrum of colours found in Flemish Primitive paintings by Van Eyck, Petrus Christus, Van der Weyden and their contemporaries.
Expanding the notion of Keepsakes & keeping safe by adding ever more pockets and layers to coats and trousers. The same idea is applied to jumpers & shirts.
Inspired by the wearing of protective amulets by the Dagombe tribe in Ghana and the keeping of memorabilia as a way of protection has inspired Mai Gidah to investigate the use of pocketing. The traditional dance performed by the Dagombe is reflected in the panels of coats.