Designer Andrew Gn presented his ‘Roots’ collection at Paris Fashion Week and announced a retrospective at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore.
The collection was a celebration of the designer’s upcoming retrospective at the Museum of Asian Civilizations in Singapore.
Andrew Gn prepare for a successful year. In May, the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore will host a retrospective of his 28-year career, which will later travel to the United States and France. The same month, Gn will launch a capsule wedding collection with Net-a-porter, and is also developing its first menswear collection, set to debut later in the year.
Her fall womenswear collection, titled “Roots”celebrate the upcoming exhibition with a tour of its archives. “It’s Singapore and Paris, the two longest periods of my life, so not just my Asian roots, but also my roots here in Europe,” explained.
Gn has revisited a few prints, including a landscape motif inspired by a Coromandel lacquer screen and a William Morris-inspired leaf pattern, in a rich autumnal palette polished with metallic effects. The botanical pattern was rendered in copper and bronze on a short-sleeved evening gown embellished with her signature glass cabochon collar.
She has repurposed Art Deco-patterned lace as a trim on a thigh-baring white dress, and added a “Lady Gaga neck” in white lace, borrowed from a dress the singer wore two years ago, in an emerald green brocade gown with jewel buttons. All of this is in keeping with her philosophy of creating clothing that stands the test of time.
“I want women to be able to use it over and over again”said. “Instead of buying five or six dresses, you just buy one.”
With their strong shoulders, vibrant colors and lavish embellishments, the clothes had a graphic quality that made them stand out on screen, a key consideration for the designer, who has moved a large proportion of his sales online in recent years.
“It’s all about the combination of visual appeal and how well it’s done in real life”said. “I want a woman to say, ‘Oh my gosh, it looks good on the screen, but then when I get it, it’s even better.’”.
Gn, who is also working on a biography, has donated 160 outfits to the Museum of Asian Civilizations, hoping to create an archive available to students, similar to the fund at the Fashion Institute of Technology that he worked on during his time. at the Parsons School of Design in New York. “It is to educate a new generation”said.