For his spring collection Andrew Gn imagined a meeting between Madame de Pompadour and Madame Butterfly, a collision of two opulent worlds with a lot of over-the-top fashion to choose from. The designer was not timid in his use of the lavish Art Nouveau brocades, origami folds and jeweled appliqués but he blended them wisely with short, slightly Sixties shapes. He worked in volume with short pouf dresses and modified couture effects, such as a coat with a Watteau back. Many of the dresses were done in baroque embroideries, some of which were semi-precious stones like malachite and lapis, which proved a great way to display rich colors and decoration. If that was too ornate for some, there were softer, more subtle options, such as a white silk crepe dress with kimono sleeves embroidered with Japanese irises.

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