There's been a clear sense of history and nostalgia in the Spring/Summer 2018 collections, and Andrew Gn was no exception with his tale of two Japans. Taking street style and infusing it with traditional Japanese motifs, the designer talked of his earliest fashion memories in visiting his grandmother in Tokyo as the backdrop to the collection.
More overt references to Japan were seen in the fan-print dresses and sweaters, along with Geisha-print skirts and shirt dresses, while jet black graffiti-style writing emblazoned tops, trousers and jackets. Moving into the more traditional floral and cherry blossom elements, a mega-watt palette kept things from being too staid, while a landscape-print ball gown was punctuated with primary-coloured leaves scattered across the bodice.
With Leith Clark behind the styling of the show, there was a softness to Gn's hard lines, as the designer himself referenced – an East-meets-West sensibility, a yin to the yang.
Shop: Andrew Gn