For all its tailoring innovations and resolute intention to push the boundaries of traditional menswear, London-based A. Sauvage is undoubtedly one of the labels that The Style Examiner has been following very closely over the last couple of years. As such, we were delighted when Adrien Victor Sauvage, the man behind the label, shared his Autumn/Winter 2013 lookbook with us.
The very accomplished collection found inspiration in the works of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (namely his ‘heroic figures’: athletes, warriors, prophets, musicians, kings and artists) and included references from graffiti art, neo-expressionism and pop art to create a landscape where casual daywear tailoring blends imaginatively with subverted forms of eveningwear. Outerwear and suits come in printed or panelled versions with a noticeable absence of external pockets and with wide-leg trousers. In addition, garments feature details such as raglan sleeves, fabric blocking and hook-and-eye closures (instead of traditional buttoning). Fabrics include leather, shearling, neoprene, wool, jersey and cashmere in a palette that comprises white, light grey, orange, brown and black.