Where the runway meets the street

British designer Adrien Sauvage presents his Spring/Summer 2014 collection through an accompanying lookbook. The theme behind the collection reflects Adrien’s great-grandfather’s journey, traveling from western Nigeria to the British Isles. He was then raised and educated in Scotland by an irish priest, trained in the law and graduated from a British university. The result is a meeting of cultures, merging ideas of duality and conflict.

The collection makes use of British heritage cloths and scenes from the African savannah, while blurring the line between day and nightwear. The work of artist Nelson Crespo also plays a major role this season, specifically Crespo’s “Eden” series, which combines the real with the surreal by manipulating found images of animals, plants and landscapes.

In addition, Sauvage presents his first tartan for A. Sauvage. Designed in-house, the print combines Sauvage’s signature kente and his ancestral connection with Scotland. This is accentuated by a range of textured cloths, including basket-weave cotton and contemporary micro-pin cord, as well as velvet, silk and linen. All of these are brought together in a color scheme that recalls the Scottish landscape.

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