Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubists at Paris fashion

29th September 2013, Comments 0 comments

Andrew Gn on Sunday paid tribute to his favourite artists and designers including Cubists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in an art-inspired collection held fittingly at Paris's Palais des Beaux-Arts.

Singapore-born Gn also named Italian architects and designers Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino as influences on his spring/summer 2014 collection.

"I took it on myself to transport the energy of their visual language to clothes -- just as one can assemble furniture and art works to create a unique interior world," he said.

Sleeveless belted sheath dresses were overlaid with black python lace and trimmed with black ribbon while silk shorts in mint green or black were teamed with tops with Braque-inspired doves and stars applique.

Other elegant looks included tailored white dresses with black trim and an electric blue shift dress with a Cubist-inspired inset.

For evening, stand-out looks included a colour-blocked silk mousseline gown with yellow bodice, pearl grey skirt and black Mollino-inspired embroidery.

Others named as an influence on the collection by Gn included another Cubist, the French painter and sculptor Fernand Leger, and Scottish contemporary artist Peter Doig.

Gn's last ready-to-wear collection in March was inspired by the Austrian art world's Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann and Britain's Arts and Crafts movement.

Nine days of women's ready-to-wear fashion for spring/summer 2014 are due to wrap up in Paris on Wednesday.

© 2013 AFP

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