Globally the word Suit suggests formality. The suit is more often than not the uniform of individuals who wish to be taken seriously. Commonly worn by businessmen and women around the world. It is believed by many that in today’s rocky economy, the caliber and cut of a suit can indicate whether one has just started out and has the ambition to climb the executive ladder
With this in mind Menswear label A. Sauvage hopes to determine whether the suit can support individualism or obscure it. Through a series of portraits
The setting, Venice Beach California head of design Adriene Sauvage identified with this area specifically because of its non- suit friendly reputation. This collection of images entitled ‘Natives’ was taken to demonstrate the personality beyond the garments to place them ‘out of context’.
The residents of Venice beach make up a diverse community of Surfers, muscle men and skateboarders. These individuals have selected garments from A.Sauvages’ first collection and have been given the freedom to express themselves, the question is; do they wear the suit does the suit wear them?