IFA Review- Andrew GN at Paris Fashion week
A sumptuous concoction of fabrics and an exquisite take on Bohemia. Andrew GN’s Fall Winter collection was rich, painstakingly detailed and a sheer treat for the eyes. Taking inspiration from Ancestral Palazzo, the designer proposed a re-defined version of Embroidered tapestries and carpets that had been transformed into beautiful tasseled skirts. Held in the minamalist confines of Palais de Tokyo, the collection progressed through different moods. The first model walked down in a grey flannel cape with braided suede passimenterie and a Mongolian Lamb collar. The collection was governed by tassels fringing and appliqué.
Figure hugging trousers, one shoulder dresses with velvet & leather patch work, chicly knotted Obi belts… Andrew Gn’s design was definitely made to make women look confident & deliciously stylish. The models were visions in creams and charcoals and the lavish coats draped over sheer tops exuded sex-appeal. The looks transformed into a delicately androgynous space with suits and cinched tuxedo jackets but the fringe detailing intelligently appeared on the sleeves. The colour tone changed into a more glamorous note of rose pinks, taupe, gold and olive as fluid floor-lenght gowns took centre stage. Sprinkled with sequins and floral motifs these ensembles definitely have a red-carpet future.
Jewel tones made a debut at the show in aubergine hand-embroidred sheath dresses, luxe silk pants and crepe blouses – all perfect for an evening out. The last splash consisted of sequined aztec coats, appliquéd shift dresses and felted Mohair coats, all in vibrant shades of tangerine, pistachio and indigo which expressed the Bohemian element perfectly.
My personal favorites were the accessories that went along with each look and were ingeniously crafted such as the Geometric Varsity bags in snake and taupe leather and the shearling trimmed knee-high boots. Andrew Gn’s woman is sophisticated, experimental and left me with an inkling desire to be the tasteful flower-child that are his outfits.
Written by Tanya Mehta