Singaporean designer Andrew Gn continues to make a mark on Paris Fashion Week with his simply staged shows but lavish designs. For Autumn/Winter 2016, he was inspired by Russia at the turn of the last century, with military-style daywear contrasting against richly hued royal gowns.
Kicking off with a short duffel coat complete with lush fur collar and lace-up boots, a collection of uniforms came complete with frogging on belted jackets, breeches tucked into knee-high boots and military hues, although drop earrings and velvet sashes kept things feminine.
The military accents continued on short dresses before a parade of gowns, some caped, others with trailing trains, took to the runway. In shades of purple and deep red brocade, they were the last word in regal and came adorned with feathered and embroidered capelets, tasselled edges, puff sleeves, marabou feather fringes and floral brooches.