A Sauvage: The Art of DE

The Style Wunderkind Launches His This is Not a Suit Collection

Adrien Sauvage, a mere 27, has wasted no time in establishing himself as one of London’s most stylish young gentlemen, a status cemented this fall by the launch of A Sauvage, his impeccable line of sharply tailored menswear. A former England basketball player, Sauvage jacked it all in aged 19 to embark on a career as a personal stylist, working with a series of illustrious clients before palling up with dapper UK TV and radio presenter George Lamb (his business partner) to create a brand that functioned outside the structure of seasonal trends and catwalk presentations. The first collection, “This is Not a Suit,” mixes a Savile Row-esque use of color and fabric (Prince of Wales Check, baby corduroy, cashmere) with a contemporary sense of cut and style, apparent in the slimmer proportions of trousers and jackets. A man-about-town, Sauvage has already been promoting his creations this year with two photography projects: the first, “Natives,” features residents of Venice Beach; the second, “Captains,” rounds up famous friends including Bill Nighy, Mark Ronson and Coco Sumner (in androgynous mode). Today we present an exclusive sneak peek—a short mock-educational (or is it Surrealist?) film explaining looks from his first collection, each of which, in the spirit of Martin Margiela, is labeled with its own number. The full version of The Art of DE (“Dress Easy”) will be screened on the A Sauvage site on Monday.

One-handed clocks and twitching feet: we catch up with Adrien Sauvage here.

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  • Hazel
    I've seen the full version of this and it's phenomenal! Highly recommended especially to those who have high respect for menswear.
    • Posted By Hazel
    • July 03, 2011 at 10:31PM
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