Paris is at the center of the fashion world this week, as the Spring Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections are premiering in the French capital from September 24 to October 2, 2013. We caught up with designer Andrew Gn, whose new collection debuted in Paris on September 29.

Singapore designer Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubist art at PFW
Singapore-born designer Andrew Gn. PHOTO: AFP

The designer offers more insights into the inspirations behind his latest designs here:

What is the signature piece of this Spring Summer 2014 collection?
“A dress in an intense shade of blue, embroidered with a cubist-style profile (below, on the left). This Spring/Summer 2014 collection pays homage to extraordinary modern designers and artists such as Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Peter Doig.”

Singapore designer Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubist art at PFW
Andrew Gn Spring Summer 2014. ALL PHOTOS: SHOWBIT

What personality, historical or contemporary, could wear every piece from your new collection?
“Peggy Guggenheim, a great art collector and a remarkable personality.”

A film, an image, or a sound: what would best represent the spirit of your new collection?
“The Villa Noailles in Hyères, which inspired my ‘Façade’ print among others.”

Singapore designer Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubist art at PFW

If you could give Cara Delevingne a new look, what would you propose?
“A very short haircut, like Mia Farrow’s in Rosemary’s Baby, with a little dress in light, sheer white cotton with a geometric cutout pattern.”

If you could design the costumes for a film adaptation of a well-known work, which would you choose?
“A fabulous vampire story that would travel through time and space. The Hunger with Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie is one of my all-time favorite films.”

How do you see the luxury and fashion industries evolving over the coming years?
“Towards a bipolarization of the markets: the high-end will become increasingly exceptional, while the low-end grows more and more mediocre. But also, towards a bipolarization of the creative side: fashion houses and stylists that nourish the creative essence, and pirates that steal and copy with impunity.”

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