A. Sauvage founder Adrien Sauvage’s journey in the field of portraiture begins with the This Is Not A Suit Series. The concept follows a simple logic within a strong framework. To explore the word suit and what it suggests. In each case, The artist invites subjects to wear garments from his collection and encourages them to express who they are whilst wearing a suit with no directorial interference. Having established the loose parameters of the experience, it is left up to each subject to decide what to wear, diverse as they are, from collection 000-1 to 000-11. This Is Not A Suit is a case study of the artist’s ongoing fascination with the internal and external influences that enable individualism. Adrien has now set up a temporary portrait studio in Berlin. The first body of work is entitled NATIVES, LA, shot in Venice Beach, California.
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