June 28, 2011 Paris
"Cruise is a moment to give everyone what they want," said Andrew Gn during a busy day of buying appointments at his Marais salon. Judging by the collection, his customers must've been clamoring for the luxe extras—the beads, the embroideries, the sequins—that he abandoned on his Fall runway in favor of a more streamlined approach. They were all back and then some this season, with haute boho results. A sleeveless shift in oversize blue tweed with wood bead-embellished patch pockets stood out, as did a red and orange ikat print coat with hand-crocheted beaded trim. A white eyelet dress was less bold but perhaps more striking thanks to its sexy hourglass cut. For evening, he amped up the glitz. The freshest after-dark option was a turquoise mini-caftan with starburst beading at the neckline.
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