Crisscrossing eras, zigzagging between Orient and Occident, straddling high-culture and pop-culture, all with a sense of humour and warmth, make ANDREW GN a thoroughly modern original.
The youngest of a close-knit, cosmopolitan family, Andrew was born in Singapore and had an enlightened education encompassing the classics of Western civilisation and Asian cultures and languages. History and art were favourite subjects.
Andrews was immersed in the world of antiques through his parents who were connoisseurs. Collecting antique furniture, porcelain and textiles soon became one of his serious pursuits.
Andrew opened his eponymous fashion house in Paris in 1996, after one year as first assistant to Monsieur Emanuel Ungaro. His experience at Ungaro, along with fashion design studies at London's famous Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, plus a Master's from Milan's prestigious Domus Academy, endowed him with incomparable training precision, technical skill and discipline. His sense of beauty, quest for perfection and optimistic determination are all Andrew's own.
Like Andrew himself, his woman is unconventional, fun and approachable while being cultivated, aesthetically inspired and international.
Andrew infuses his designs with the style, refinement and artistry he lives by each day. When he talks about his passions; designing sublime and rare clothing, making women look beautiful, creating extraordinary environments - his descriptions are punctuated by a twinkle of the eye and a hearty laugh. His clothes awaken in a woman a joyous feeling that she's wearing something like no other.
Andrew has an uncompromising knowledge of the craftsmanship; cutting, draping and tailoring, innovation, details and function. 'Sumptuous and noble fabrics of our own design are woven exclusively for our house. We seek out haute couture suppliers to fabricate exquisite finishings. Every detail, from the handmade buttons to the embroideries to the trimmings, is designed by our studio and crafted by skilled artisans.' The entire collection is made in France. Luxury, quality, transcendence and wearability are paramount.
From Andrew Gn's exuberant imagination comes such stuff as dreams are made of.