Andrew Gn is a Paris-based designer who founded his eponymous brand in 1996. He is a graduate of Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design in London and Domus Academy in Milan.
Gn’s designs, which include ready-to-wear and bespoke pieces, are known for melding the aesthetic of East-meets-West with exuberant use of colours, luxurious materials, and great attention to detail. The only Singaporean designer now included in Paris Fashion Week, his works appeal globally to high society and celebrities in the US, Europe, and Asia.
OUTAKES OF the May There Be Light Collection
May There Be Light Collection
Acetate and viscose crepe
ACM, Gift of Andrew Gn
This piece is from Andrew Gn’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection May There Be Light.
Amid pandemic lockdowns across the globe, he was inspired to create a collection that would bring hope, pleasure, and joy.
This all-white look symbolises purity, cleansing, and rebirth. It is crafted from fluid crepe and features a fringed cape that falls over the bodice. The cape is a nod to Chinese export shawls of the 20th century, often called “Manila shawls”.
Andrew Gn’s motto for creating is to make less, but only the very best. Craftsmanship is of high importance in the process of creating his pieces to make them last for seasons.
His signature in crafting the pieces is opulence in the form of immaculate tailoring, sophisticated embellishments and refined trims. Luxurious fabrics are made exclusively for his collections. The timeless cut and flattering proportions make his pieces sustainable, prompting him to name them “heritage pieces''.
Each garment has sophisticated details designed by his studio, crafted by skilled artisans, and fabricated with exquisite finishing.