Saturday, March 4, 2017

Andrew Gn PFW fall 2017



I have been an on again off again fan of Gn but this season I am most definitely back on his trail. What a delight to see a collection that has been well thought out and magnificently brought to life at a time when ugly passes for pretty and seemingly that 25 year olds are the sole target customer for every aspect and brand of fashion.
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Yes, these are the clothes of adults and by that I mean that anyone who has found that blue jeans and sweats are not the sole uniform of women over 15. The tedium and repetition of mediocre design that pervades the runways is maddening especially when heritage brands have become so diluted as to become glorified Lululemons or high priced H&M collections. Andrew Gn is the anti-trend answer to the “me too” attitude, mindset and mood of fashion minus the blah blah blah. 
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He is a master at polish and presentation. No question in my mind that the echoes of Yves are loud and clear as are the influences and references of Klimt and Beardsley. Isn’t it refreshing to be able to read the references without an instruction manual? Isn’t it a pleasure to see models dressed as models with fab hair and makeup and runway perfect accessories? It’s called making a statement and Gn has emphatically made his.
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The clothes are unequivocally chic, polished, urbane, elegant, grown up and... Imagine… actually designed without any gimmick striving for a look at me factor. In other words these are the clothes that once made Paris the true fashion capital. Gn offers us a glimpse back with no retread but he propels us to the next generation or at least what can be done when there is actually talent at work and not just hype. The clothes are slick, original, and impactful and... Get ready... tasteful! OMG imagine that!!
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P
S ... Please take note of the almost couture like details that this designer do deftly uses in his collections!
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