It was a look to la vie en rose for Andrew Gn, the designer presenting his Autumn/Winter 2018 collection in The Westin Paris' Imperial Ballroom, complete with magenta-hued runway. An ode to film star Catherine Deneuve and her roles in Belle du Jour and The Hunger, as well as a few of his favourite things in life – think 17th-century pietra dura, fern fronds and peacock feathers – the result was a diverse collection, but one that still felt fluid and precise.
Maintaining brand standards of couture-worthy detailing and craftsmanship, looks were effortlessly curated with dare-to-bare teardrop cut-outs, oversized paisley embroidery and structured ruffles adorning asymmetric necklines and ruff-style collars. A generous mismatch of textures that really worked – mesh, ostrich feathers, stately brocade, fur cuffs and broderie anglaise – were applied to a perfect balance of daywear and eveningwear, polished with an array of accessories including garrison caps, beaded headwear and knee-high velvet boots. As the Singaporean designer stepped out to close the show wearing a T-shirt stamped with '#IFeelAGN', it was clear by the growing applause that his clientele clearly felt the same way.
Shop: Andrew Gn