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Time-limited luxuries

The man behind a hot menswear brand launches a pop-up shop – and shows off his other talents

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Time-limited luxuries

Image: Adrien Sauvage

May 05 2011
Sibéal Pounder

Launched last year and soon accompanied by a swell of fashionable fans, menswear label A Sauvage was quickly acknowledged as a brand to fill the gap between classic men’s tailoring and luxury fashion brands. Nearly a year later and following another successful collection for spring/summer 2011, entitled Black Volta, designer Adrien Sauvage has created an exclusive range of pieces for a pop-up at The Shop at Bluebird. Focusing on unstructured tailoring, the collection (from £85 to £1,200) will include two jackets with trademark A Sauvage features – rolled lapels, roped shoulders – both emblazoned with striking digital dog-tooth prints in light or dark blue, along with chinos and light summer cords, and a selection of printed T-shirts (second picture).

Sauvage, who as well as menswear design counts photography and filmmaking among the strings in his creative bow (his film, This is Not a Suit, was selected for the Sundance Film Festival), will also be showcasing a photographic series at the pop-up. Taken during a recent trip to Ghana, Sauvage’s home country and the inspiration behind his current collection (in which he incorporates African Kente fabrics), the images feature people he met during his first visit home in 11 years, all clad – of course – in A Sauvage suits. (First picture: Anthony Bonsu, photographed by Adrien Sauvage.)