With Seventies craftsmanship in mind, Andrew Gn produced a pre-fall collection that was — as always — highly detailed and quite luxurious. Taking inspiration, in part, from rich tapestries and using fabrics manufactured especially for him, Gn created a line that brought to mind multicolor oriental carpets and artisanal cream-colored wool macramé styles.
The designer worked with Italy’s Clerici Tessuto to create a rich, colorful woven motif used for dresses, skirts and jackets, which he finished with graphic embroideries and dense hand-fringed trim. In the same Persian vein, Iznik ceramics inspired the tile-motif brocade and carnation flowers printed on silk crepe and satin using a traditional technique.
These rich fabrics gave some of Gn’s evening gowns a slightly medieval flavor, as in the bustier ball gowns, some embroidered with Ikat-style motifs in colored sequins. Peasant blouses, shorts, cropped pants, cocooning coats and a flared pantsuit were right for a youthful clientele. Apart from a group of more conservative looks, some done in intricate lace, this collection evoked the image of a contemporary jet-set hippie traveling along the Silk Road.