Colour was on the menu at Andrew Gn’s Spring 2015 Fashion Show
Paris Fashion Week was already in full swing when models, photographers, and industry insiders gathered at the Palais de Tokyo, a beautiful building sitting just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, on September 26th for the Andrew Gn SS15 fashion show.
The outside was buzzing before the show even began with street style photographers snapping away at the chic attendees who were casually hanging out at the building’s outdoor restaurant. Women were spotted wearing everything from Vans with a mint green tweed jacket, to a Tiffany blue pencil skirt paired with a grey sweatshirt. The one constant was the makeup—most girls arrived in strong brows, berry lips, and a good dose of eyeliner, a trend we can definitely get on board with this fall.
Walking into the show, the Asian influence was immediately apparent. The runway was illuminated in a warm purple light and one wall was dressed up in a painting of Japanese cherry blossoms. Once the lights warmed up and the upbeat music started to pulse, the models hit the square runway.
The first few looks were the perfect high fashion office wear inspiration: black and white jacket-pant combos with subtle red and white detailing. Each model wore pin-straight, slicked hair and their own shade of red lip, bringing the accents in the clothes to life.
The true magic of the show began when Andrew Gn’s kimono-inspired dress appeared. A deep blue with three-quarter sleeves and perfectly placed pleats, the dress kicked off the mass infusion of colour that would appear in the rest of the collection. The next few looks that featured the unusual colour pairing of blue, black, pink, and white, were pulled off beautifully with exquisitely detailed pieces that were sharp and angular in all the best ways.
Next came a stream of brightly coloured, printed dresses that simply screamed spring. Mixed prints in coordinating colours were accented by thin black belts and grey and yellow heels—a surprisingly well put together combination.
But the real stars of the show were the floor length gowns, detailed coats, and beaded dresses – all which followed the ever famous spring floral trend. The knee-length pastel coats featured floral beading detailing while the floral printed gowns each had their own element of surprise: a deep v-neck cut lined by beaded flowers or a water lily print that looked like it was plucked straight off the walls of the Monet exhibit.
The last three looks were the ultimate contrast to the first black and white ensembles, as Andrew Gn sent colourful, beaded and fringed mini dresses down the runway for the perfect closing. The swingy fringe added a level of ease to the straight shift dresses that totally stole the show.
Andrew Gn’s movement from structured monochromatic ensembles to multicoloured printed looks was effortless, inspiring, and made us itching for spring even as we sit in the early days of fall.