In a collection that was dedicated to his mother on what would have been her birthday and inspired by the punk movement that emerged out of the Margaret Thatcher years, designer Andrew Gn worked his magic on denim dresses, lace separates and floral gowns. "I wanted to take classic couture pieces and give them an edge," the designer revealed to us exclusively. "Everything is still finished by hand and incredibly luxurious but also cool and contemporary, which is harder to do than you think."
Cue richly embroidered and luxuriously embellished denim, 3D organza flowers decorating guipure lace skirts, broderie anglaise blouses with frilled sleeves and kimono-sleeves kaftan mini dresses. Meanwhile, cherry-printed silk blouses were fresh and summery, especially when teamed with linen kick-flare skirts, as were the colour-drenched maxi dresses with sunray bibs.
A finale of sweeping gowns with floral silk embroidery brought the show to a lavish finish.