The many facets of Andrew Gn
Andrew Gn’s contrasts and influences are fascinating and unexpected. Is he an Asian designer? A European classicist? A 21st century mind with an 18th century heart?
Crisscrossing eras, zigzagging between Orient and Occident, straddling high-culture and pop-culture, all with a sense of humor and warmth, make him a thoroughly modern original. The youngest son of a close-knit, cosmopolitan family, Andrew was born in Singapore and had an enlightened education encompassing the classics of Western civilization and Asian cultures and languages. History and art were favorite subjects. Andrew 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 Martin’s School of Art, 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.