Andrew Gn

Andrew Gn F/W 2013

Andrew Gn F/W 2013

Paris: Andrew Gn looked to the Art Nouveau movement for inspiration for his opulent fall collection. The elegant yet clean lines of the style were an excellent compliment to the rich fabrics and luxe embellishments on display. Gn used several techniques to express the Art Nouveau patterns, including leather and velvet appliqués, contrast trim, cloqué designs, beading, and quilting. The designer’s collections always skew formal, but this one seemed to do so more than usual. Fur collars decorated coats and jackets, and lustrous duchesse satin was in heavy rotation. The show ended in a parade of mermaid-shaped lace and satin gowns. There were plenty of office-ready looks, but the cocktail and evening pieces seemed to have received the most attention. They’re sure to elicit swoons from his well-heeled clients. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: A-line / Boxy on top / Fit-and-flare / Hourglass / Tent / Mermaid / Rounded

Color: Warm brown / Black / Copper / Rust / Goldenrod / Burgundy / Cobalt / Magenta / Pumpkin / Olive / Ivory / Navy / Gold / Periwinkle / Blush

Key Items: Fur-collared coats / A-line skirts / Fit-and-flare dresses / Evening gowns

Materials: Duchesse satin / Taffeta / Leather / Velvet / CDC / Fluid silks / Matte wool / Fine-gauge yarns / Menswear suitings / Shaggy fur / Chiffon / Lace / Cloqué

Print + Pattern: Art Nouveau motifs / Prince of Wales check

Details + Trim: Contrast trim / Fur collars / Leather and velvet appliqués / Beading / Zip closures / Quilting / Kimono sleeves / Poet sleeves / Lace overlays / Funnel necks / Sheer trim / Peplums

Accessories + Footwear: Jeweled belts / Long or wrist-length leather gloves / Boxy tote bags / Top-handle frame bags / Sheer hosiery / Strappy platform sandals / Ankle-strap pumps


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