ACM invites you to spend a fashionable evening with one of Singapore’s most prolific designers, Andrew Gn, in conversation with Circe Henestrosa, Head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE, and Jackie Yoong, Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at ACM. Learn more about the latest exhibition, Andrew Gn: Fashioning Singapore and World and the educational potential of the Andrew Gn fashion archive at ACM. The panel will also discuss the significance of fashion education at LASALLE, in Singapore, and abroad.
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About the speakers
Andrew Gn was born in Singapore and established the House of Andrew Gn in Paris in 1995. He studied Western art and fashion at prestigious institutions in London, New York, and Milan; followed by a year-long position as assistant to renowned Parisian couturier Emanuel Ungaro. His distinctive designs carefully blend contrasting cultural influences, with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship. A recipient of the Singapore President’s Design Award for Designer of the Year in 2007, his is the first and only label by a Singaporean to show consistently at Paris Fashion Week.
Independent Curator and Head of the School of Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts
Circe Henestrosa is a fashion curator. She is interested in looking at using heritage to
develop cultural enterprises in fashion. Her curatorial practice explores how garments and
material culture inform and reflect social-cultural aspects of fashion within the exhibition
context. At LASALLE, she has conducted research projects between Singapore and other
countries such as the Philippines, Korea, and Cambodia. She is currently reading for her PhD
at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
Senior Curator (Fashion and Textiles) Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum
Jackie Yoong is Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Asian Civilisations Museum and
Peranakan Museum, Singapore. She is currently serving on the ICOM (International Council
of Museums) Costume Board. Her research interests focus on Singapore and Asia in global
fashion history from the 20th century.
Image: Photography by Lenne Chai
Andrew Gn: photographed by Studio Harcourt Paris
This talk is organised in conjunction with Andrew Gn: Fashioning Singapore and the World.
This exhibition presents the fashion journey of Andrew Gn, one of Singapore’s most prolific
designers, and celebrates his major gift to the nation. Known for creations that are refined
and maximalist, with a cross-cultural aesthetic exemplary of innovation in tradition, Andrew
Gn’s precisely tailored works have been embraced by royals, celebrities, and other
influential women around the world. Through five sections and over 100 representative
works, the exhibition explores Gn’s roots in Asia and expressions of Asian and Western art
and history in his work, and celebrates his distinctive aesthetics, craftsmanship, and global