Andrew Gn Spring Summer 2021 Paris 

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During the lockdown, like many others, I had a lot of time to think about my purpose and my work.

Andrew Gn SS2021

I strongly feel that, despite all the unknown, we have to move forward. We have to project ourselves towards better times. We, designers, are the core and the driving force of the whole fashion ecosystem. The weavers, printers, embroiderers, ateliers, all depend on our creative work. We must keep on.

Andrew Gn SS2021

Some might question “who knows when and where women will be able to wear these clothes you’re designing …?” Maybe, but if we think within that limiting scope, we stop fighting, and the whole system stops and collapses. We accept to loose the war.

Andrew Gn SS2021

So I set out to design a collection which would sim ply bring joy, pleasure and hope. Times may be very grim, but surely we’ll be celebrating again someday.

First I thought of white. It symbolizes purity, cleansing, rebirth. Total white looks with contrasting textures and materials : guipure, silk, lace, tweed, fringe… Smooth and knobby, matte and shiny, soft and structured…

Andrew Gn SS2021

Then I moved into colors, in a range of a striking peacock blue, tangerine, chartreuse, pale turquoise, blush pink, Sahara beige… And I ended with prints, going in two different ways: A figurative print called “Iris Border”, inspired from one of my mother’s Japanese kimonos. It has vivid colors and motives reminiscent of Japanese watercolors of the Meiji period.

Andrew Gn SS2021

Then a more abstract print called “Impression of Cherry Blossoms”. It was inspired by a series of contemporary paintings which I saw recently, described them to my team in detail, asking them to work from imagination. I like the result very much. I named this collection “May there be light”.

Credits: © Courtesy of Andrew Gn