While we may all be excited to get dressed up and interact again, something basic has happened, according to Andrew Gn. During a showroom visit, he saw that individuals desire to dress in ways that would last a long time. Knowing that Gn is always excited to see his garments reappear from his clients' closets. He gave in to a persistent request from at least one fan who was practically tearing a coral pattern jacket from his 2011 vacation collection to shreds. He then contacted the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, as that is one of his favorite signatures. The result of this act is a reworking of his classics, as well as a hashtag to raise awareness—#CoralsAliveAGN—and plans to show the pieces with an international shop. The motif, reinterpreted in white and gold brocade on a coat with detachable pleated sleeves, on maxi dresses with red dip-dyed feathers, or as a '70s-inflected print, will get a lot of use.
In this spirit, a white dress with cap sleeves and strong, custom-shaped shoulders harkens back to the 1980s, reinvigorating the empowerment that a V-shape may impart while still providing some personal space. A jeweled coat dress, a dress with a ruched, draped waist, and a double-breasted jacket are all options. Power sleeves in duchess satin or 3D guipure with Gn's beloved butterflies riff on Restoration-era leg-of-mutton. Lace is also used as a romantic counterpoint by the designer, as seen on a black gown flowing with tendrils inspired by 1920s-era confections. In a short cocktail dress with puffed sleeves, vintage lace finds a new lease on life. Finally, this season, Gn debuts his accessories properly, with the A purse, decorated with hardware inspired by sculptor Jean Arp's work, multicolored belts, and chandelier earrings, among other pieces, going direct to customers.