Adrien Victor Sauvage shoulda woulda coulda been a basketball hero, adorning the walls of sports fans the land over, had he not decided to pack it all in aged 19. Instead he turned to a career in fashion, deciding to dress suitably sartorial men the land over.
For his Spring Summer 14 collection he chose to dress Jos Whiteman, the fit n’ freckled male model whose turn on the catwalk at last month’s London Collections: Men took in Lou Dalton and Shaun Samson.
Away from the runway and in front of the camera, Whiteman poses in a mixture of slick suiting and printed sweatshirts, all carried off in a typically A. Sauvage fashion.
For this collection the designer was inspired by his great-grandfather – Nigerian born but raised and educated in Scotland by an Irish priest – the clothing follows suit with a focus on duality and conflict.
Tartan, the design house’s first, sits alongside printed scenes from the African Savannah while tailoring is at the centre of the whole collection, making appearances in blues and earth tones.
Smart but deep in contemporary notion and fresh in appearance, A. Sauvage SS14 is a typical affair from the designer, and all for the better.
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