Painted love

FROM CUBISM TO EM­BROI­DERY VIA ART NOU­VEAU AND SCULP­TURE, SOME OF RED’S FAVOURITE DE­SIGN­ERS RE­VEAL THE ARTSY MUSES AT THE HEART OF THEIR LAT­EST COL­LEC­TIONS. GET READY TO FEEL IN­SPIRED

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A se­lec­tion of Red ’s favourite de­sign­ers re­veal their artis­tic muses

ON THE CAT­WALK AN­DREW GN

The Sin­ga­pore-born,

Paris-based de­signer

(right) is an avid art col­lec­tor, and his pieces are heav­ily in­flu­enced by his love for art and an­tiques.

Who are your favourite artists?

My taste is eclec­tic, from Old Masters to mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary artists such as Richter and Adrian Ghe­nie. My spring/sum­mer 2014 line was in­spired by Cu­bist pain­ters such as Pi­casso, Léger and Braque. What in­spired your au­tumn/ win­ter col­lec­tion?

I named it ‘Global Tribal’ be­cause it was in­spired by prim­i­tive and folk art from un­known tribal artists around the world. I was also in­flu­enced by English il­lus­tra­tor Aubrey Beard­s­ley, by the exotic beau­ties in Klimt’s paint­ings, and by the rich in­te­ri­ors in DG Ros­setti’s works. Would art have been your plan B ca­reer?

Had I not gone into fash­ion, I would likely have been a mu­seum cu­ra­tor. I col­lect art in an al­most ob­ses­sive way: paint­ings, sculp­ture, fur­ni­ture. But ce­ram­ics is my real quest, from an­cient Chinese porce­lain to young con­tem­po­rary artists. And your favourite mu­seum in the world?

I first dis­cov­ered the V&A while study­ing at Cen­tral Saint Martins, and I go back re­li­giously when I come to Lon­don. The ce­ram­ics de­part­ment on the 6th floor is my ab­so­lute coup de coeur. Name your favourite art­meets-fash­ion mo­ment.

Van Gogh’s Sun­flow­ers and Irises on Yves Saint Lau­rent’s 1988 cou­ture jacket.

Skirt, £1,206 An­drew Gn at Match­es­fash­ion.com

Porträt Von Em­i­lie Flöge by Klimt (left); The Pea­cock Skirt by Aubrey Beard­s­ley (be­low)

Dress, £2,385, An­drew Gn at Matches fash­ion.com

Top, £1,313, An­drew Gn at Matches fash­ion.com

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