Folio.YVR Issue #12: Andrew Gn: ‘May there be light’ Offers Illumination

In the spring of 2018, the brilliance of Paris-based couture designer Andrew Gnoverwhelmed the cold expanse of Yaletown’s Leisure Center. In Vancouver, for a private and very exclusive Trunk Show, Gn arrived with over 150 pieces from his 2018 Collections including Spring/Summer, Pre-Fall, Fall/Winter, and once the scene had been set, he relaxed with a hot tea and awaited his clients.

Andrew Gn’s Coromandel inspired Showroom in Paris | IG: @andrewgn
Designer Andrew Gn in his signature black | IG: @andrewgn

With ‘May there be light,’ his SS2021 Collection, Gn is connecting with his fanbase on a different level. Forced by a pandemic to step-away from his usual hands-on approach to couture, Gn embraced the challenge of creating for a woman who is seeking less event-driven glamour and a more wearable style.

Of the pandemic design process, Gn shared: “Like so many, during lockdown, I was reassessing my purpose and my work — there’s so much energy that goes into handling uncertainties, and that’s even before you start designing the clothes.”

With ‘May there be light’ Gn masterfully continues his intense love affair with colour, patterns, and metallics. Given the thirst for his work, it is conceivable, that Gn will be held to a lifetime of bringing forth such divinity for his audience to consume.

“Beauty is such an important thing in life. If you don’t see beauty, you don’t see the future.”
– Andrew Gn

Author: Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer

Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and multiple digital lifestyle blogs. She is a content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist in the luxury lifestyle niche. She is a regular content contributor to Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Boulevard English & Chinese editions, Indulge, and Montecristo Magazine. When not attending high-profile events in Vancouver’s ‘Luxury Zone’ or on assignment abroad, she is honing her plant-based cooking skills and caring for her rescues.

Originally published at on October 30, 2020.




Embracing the dynamic and unique west coast luxury lifestyle scene in Vancouver, BC.

Recommended from Medium

On Learning: Design Brigade Week 8

UX Case Study — Applying design thinking to a wicked problem

Design Practice — Figma


Galaxy Shooter 2D — UI Flicker effect

How InVision Freehand improves collaboration and remote culture

Zoomed out view of all the twinkling reactions

Fortnightnote 24th June to 9th July

The Universal Language Of Everything?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Helen Siwak

Helen Siwak

Vancouver, BC. EcoLuxLuv Comms, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and multiple digital lifestyle blogs. See more at!

More from Medium

Speak Up

Finding the Immigrant Story

I’m rotting in Suburban Purgatory

Survivalism: Trauma First Aid and How To Treat a Gunshot Wound [VIDEO]