Runway Report: Andrew Gn Fall 2015

The new Andrew Gn muse is a Venetian Scarlett O’Hara, refashioning drapery into couture, and looking all the more divine for it. For his Fall 2015 collection, Gn conjured a noble family left to survive the cold and damp European winter using only the faded, wincingly beautiful tapestries, upholsteries and carpets that adorn their crumbling palazzo. Luckily for this dynasty, their interior designer must have had a penchant for tassels and fringe – an embellishment used to stunning effect on several of most impactful pieces seen on last Friday’s runway. The first exit – a grey flannel cape adorned with suede fringe, intricate braided details and a fluffy Mongolian lamb collar – struck the right chord with its clever combination of luxe detailing, sober color choice and bohemian vibe.

Also hitting this same hard-to-reach note were the additional looks that benefitted from the movement and cool factor that fringe affords. The longer, straight flannel skirts adorned with macramé and paired with jumbo cable knit turtlenecks felt sumptuous but groovy – as did the various pieces pairing damask-embroidered pony hair with black leather. Boots capped with Mongolian lamb panels just below the knee added the right amount of edge to several ensembles.

Amongst the array of eveningwear options Andrew Gn offered for next fall, the standouts seemed to glide down the runway with swingy sensuality in the form of crepe shift dresses and gowns finished in hand-knotted fringe. It’s easy to imagine these looks setting red carpets ablaze with a shimmy or a spin from the right celebrity.

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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.