It has been said that the defining message from this season’s London Collections: Men is one of the dichotomy that represents modern menswear, i.e. the relationship between classic tailoring and casual luxury. Building on the heritage of Saville Row and updating it for today’s fashion-conscious men has become a staple design aesthetic for many brands. One designer that has taken this new genre and excelled in it is A. Sauvage, who once again showed a slick and fuss-free collection that perfectly exemplifies the house’s ‘dress easy’ philosophy.
For this season A. Sauvage built upon some of the elements we saw for AW14, once again showing graphic tees and sweats layered under contemporary tailoring or leather bikers. His signature fusion of smart and casual also appeared in the use of sleek bomber jackets worn with tailored trousers and slip-on sneakers, or long-line blazers styled with printed tees and board shorts.
There was also a confident use of print and colour, with each leading us through the collection, further aiding the marriage of the previously contrasting styles. Abstract and tropical prints came as expected on tees or sweaters, but were also used on leather bikers and suiting – this was also the case for blocks of burnt orange and ochre.
The aesthetics of the collection were not the only noteworthy features, however. Sauvage teamed up with Microsoft to showcase the world’s first pair of wireless charging trousers, made real by the use of an integrated charging plate. This use of wearable tech shows the scope of modern fashion design and is a medium that will no doubt grow exponentially in the future.
For now though, make like the A. Sauvage man and dress easy.