Andrew Gn’s Asian heritage and several artistic movements, especially the Impressionism of Claude Monet, played key roles in the designer’s exuberant spring collection.
For the former, Gn, who originally hails from Singapore, worked origami sleeves and chic, obi-like belts. A swirly motif and bold, whimsical cherry-blossom leather appliqués on shift dresses with pleated backs added to the Eastern vibe (“wearable Asia,” is how he put it backstage). The feel, especially the bold, bright hues of these looks, veered toward the youthful more than in past collections.
The artsier pieces in the lineup featured a refined romance. These included an elegant cloque top with a flared skirt, its “Water Lilies”-inspired print so soft that it was more of a subtle wink than an artistic statement — “an impression of Impressionism,” he said.