Two Masters: France Meets China
The Andrew Gn S/S16 RTW collection seemed to have two halves – one inspired by his travels to the north of France, and the latter taking a chinoiserie focus. The show began with structural day wear including notably clean, geometric lines and crisp tailoring. It had a nautical feel, with white linear stitching over dark denim, and navy stripes, then evolved to easy mini dresses and separates with geometric, almost tribal designs.
The second half of the collection suddenly showed East Asia inspired floral prints and embroidery with butterflies over vibrant backgrounds. This print work was expertly executed, creating gorgeous wearable art pieces incomparable to most print collections. I genuinely love this collection.