Andrew Gn has been inspired by flowers for a while now — his last resort collection channeled London’s Chelsea Flower Show — and this season it took a beautiful and graphic turn via dresses blooming with stylized carnations, digitalis, marigolds and tulips that are prevalent in Persian tiles and ancient ceramics. As opulent materials come first for Gn, the theme proved ideal for the decorative motifs of the rich bespoke fabrics he used for gowns, dresses and coats, done either with multicolored thread embroidery on soft washed natural linen and flowing fil coupe fabric or with variations on the same flowers patterned on heavy textured jacquard. Some long gowns were also embroidered with iridescent and opalescent beads and crystals.
Blouses — one of Gn’s signatures, often worn with shorts — were done in a patchwork of eyelet cottons and guipure lace on organdy, while the designer offered more youthful versions of his graphic lace constructions in a zipped coat and varsity jacket. Another handcrafted-looking fabric was woven with paperlike ribbons to create an abstract landscape in sunset colors.