Where the runway meets the street

Adrian Sauvage of A. Sauvage traveled to New Zealand and found Mikaara Kirkwood, a Mauri Shaman in Auckland, to model the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. A “storyteller and spiritualist,” Kirkwood bears tattooed markings all over, most notably on his face, which allows “him to communicate and signifies higher social status within his tribe.” The small photo series give us a rare glimpse into the private life and artworks of the otherwise mysterious man. But try to focus on the clothes too.

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