Friday, December 25, 2009

Andrew Gn-

Here is a photo of me and my dear friend Andrew Gn (pronounce Gun). Andrew was born in Singapore. His father, who was of Chiu Chow ancestry, made his money selling mother-of-pearl to japanese company Shiseido to use in beauty product. "My Family was collecting antiques and loved luxury" says Andrew" My mother wore lots of Valentino, Chanel and Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld. It has affected my approach which is very much Couture, into detail, hand-work and luxury- The Valentino school".
Andrew has become a Parisian in heart. When designing, Andrew prefers to be alone in his late 18th century apartment located in the 9th arrondissement. The place is his pride and joy. " I like to design at home when I am alone- my apartment is inspiring."He says . "Like my parents I collect antiques and ceramics and antique embroidery. I think we carry our past to move forward. I don't think anyone can say they don't look back"- Andrew Gn designs as well his own shoes and hand bags.

You can see Andrew Gn in this picture showing his artistic flair at an early age in a school play in Singapore. 

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