Genius Gn! Designer Andrew Gn Shares His Favorite Looks From Recent Collections

Fashion designer Andrew Gn

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Andrew Gn is one of those rare, old-school fashion designers. The Paris-based Singaporean is known for his dazzling gowns, and to say that he is one-of-a-kind is a complete understatement. He—and his clothing—is 100 percent unique, extraordinary, and sublime.

What makes Gn so lovable is that he’s friends with the women he dresses. While some designers are buddies with celebrities, Gn specializes in befriending real women—mothers, sisters, CEOs, and founders—and he knows his customer better than he knows himself because he’s always interacting with her.

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Case in point: two times a year, Gn, and his current collections pay a visit to San Francisco. While here, he hosts a trunk show, attends a whirlwind of parties and hangs out with his gaggle of gal pals—many are pictured on this page wearing his designs. He also does this in other cities like Chicago and Dallas.

On his spring trip to the Bay, Haute Living sat down with Gn for an exclusive look at his most recent designs. He uses four words to describe Fall 2019: “sexy, sensual, and Suzy Wong. I wanted a modern East meets West mood and thought of a 60s movie called The World of Suzy Wong. Suzy Wong is feminine and strong, but sexy and elegant at the same time.”

Here, we share some of his best looks and Gn’s take on each one.

Spring 2019

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Gn says:  “A modern mini caftan dress in coral pink silk satin, perfect for dining out on an exotic island.”

Where to wear it:  Dinner at One65, an exciting new multi-restaurant French-dining destination on O’Farrell Street. 

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Gn says:  “This hand-beaded silver sequined dress has a smoked crystal, bigger-than-life choker embellishment. A perfect party dress, sexy and sassy!”

Where to wear it: Festival Napa Valley’s arts for all gala at Hall Winery.

Photo Credit: Andrew GnGn says:  “I named this print Villa d’Este as it reminds me of the beautiful antique roses and pomegranates in the gardens of that fabulous hotel on Lake Como.”

Where to wear it:  Dinner with friends on the deck overlooking Lake Tahoe.

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Gn says:  “I love the mix of big and small polka-dots. The hand pleated ruffles are finished with a fine nylon thread on the edge to create the spiraling effect.”

Where to wear it:  Sunset cocktails at the new Virgin Hotels rooftop bar, Everdene.

Prefall 2019

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Gn says:  “The Marquise suit is in a fabric inspired by 18th-century Polish court.”

Where to wear it:  The opening night of the new Ed Hardy exhibit the de Young Museum.

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Gn says: “This Peninsula print was inspired by a piece of antique batik from my mother’s collection of fabrics. You’ve got to love childhood memories.”

Where to wear it: A dinner party at Ken Fulk’s St. Joseph’s Artist Society.

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Gn says:  “This red silk-jersey dress trimmed with tone-on-tone hand braided silk fringe has an extremely modern feel.”

Where to wear it: Girls night: dinner at Cotogna followed by drinks at The Battery.

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Gn says:  “Adorable pear and butterfly Shangri La printed dress, embellished with 3-D flower straps. Perfect for a spring garden party.”

Where to wear it: The V Foundation‘s wine celebration and auction in Napa. 

Fall 2019

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Gn says:  “This bohemian royal blue silk gown has big bellowing sleeves and a crystal butterfly embellished décolleté.”

Where to wear it:  San Francisco Symphony’s opening night gala.

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Gn says:  “I named this dress Diva…”

Where to wear it:  The opening of the new Hermes store. 

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Gn says:  “This giraffe-printed fringed poncho has a bold and modern feel to it.”

Where to wear it: Opening night at The Chase Center, the new Golden State Warriors stadium.

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Gn says:  “Another sexy party dress with a flirtatious feather skirt and guipure bodice.”

Where to wear it: The Menlo Charity Horse Show gala. 

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