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
A selection of Red ’s favourite designers reveal their artistic muses
ON THE CATWALK ANDREW GN
(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