Runway Report: Andrew Gn

Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses was the name given to a group of rebellious, wealthy young women who pushed the boundaries of taste and prudence in Paris at the very end of the 18th century. Refusing to accept the modesty prescribed by the politics of the day, these women scandalized high society by popularizing indulgence, luxury and hedonism. With this aristocratic insurgency in mind, Andrew Gn presented a Spring 2017 collection that celebrated individuality, decadence and youth.

A series of unexpected denim looks led the uprising. Replete with contrast stitching, fringed trim and metal studs, the pieces that opened the show were the definition of posh-punk. But an Andrew Gn spring collection would be unrecognizable without the requisite A.G. signatures of contrasting black and white, guipure lace, and a myriad of floral designs. These hallmarks of the brand were revisited for 2017 with a maximalist mindset. Lace was embroidered, layered, patched and mixed. Ruffles and trims were served in generous doses, and the floral references certainly didn’t whisper. Colorful appliqués of embroidered pansies adorned countless looks and even appeared atop an iris-print organza gown making for a flower-on-flower fantasy. Proving that riotous fashion can still be pretty, Andrew Gn’s latest collection had its moments of incroyable and merveilleux, perhaps best and most chicly embodied by the ruff-collared eyelet blouses under embroidered court coats.

About the Author

A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.