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March 5, 2017
Photos by Alexander Kozhin
By Amra Zvizdić, founder at Amrahautelife.com
Paris, France – Details, details, details are on hand at Andrew GN for Fall Winter 2017/18! This collection is a breath of fresh air. Impeccable embroidery, chic fringe trimming and sublime pearl beading bear resemblance to the early works of François Lesage, the late artist of embroidery and a name behind some of the most memorable YSL, Valentino and Chanel pieces from the late 80’s.
Andrew Gn’s is constantly zigzagging between ‘Orient and Occident’ as he claim. However, what he is most successful at is straddling high-culture and pop-culture. He does so effortlessly with a sense of humor and warmth, making him a thoroughly modern original.
He knows European classicism as much as he does the 18th century.It is consistently seen in his work including in this collection. Some of the pieces seen on today’s runway in Paris appear to be time machines to the past, such as the black gown with beaded white pearls, paired with large scale earrings or the embroidered black blazer and plush fringe-trimmed skirt. Actually, all of the outfits could easily be transported back to 1915 at one of Condé Nast’s famous cocktail parties in his luxurious duplex penthouse at Park Avenue in New York City. It was ready-to-wear, alright. Ready-to-wear at a high society party, brunches with friends or even a casual stroll around the posh areas of a city.
Andrew GN is a well-known craftsman, mastering cutting, draping, tailoring, innovation, details and function. Every detail, from the handmade buttons to the embroideries and the trimmings in this collection is designed and crafted by skilled artisans in the house’s atelier. The entire collection is made in France, which gives an ode to the rising movement of slow fashion. If by slow fashion they mean luxury, quality, transcendence and wearability, then yes, Andrew Gn is all that and more .