If there’s one thing nous savons (translation: we know en francais), it’s that we’re enamored of the reconstructed shirts, vests and accessories from local label Nous Savons.
Designer Jocelyn Ngyuen’s creations often play with traditional menswear motifs. In her inventive hands, the sleeves from button down shirts and vests become ruffles and flower-like fabric adornments on reworked versions of the originals. Instead of staying stuck to suits, lapels become bold necklaces bound with heavy chains. You’ll find more chains waiting on the jewelry Ngyuen makes using a mixture of vintage and new metals and charms.
Want to peruse it all in person? You’re in luck. A Nous Savons Trunk Show takes place tonight from from 6-10 p.m at TAXI/CDC’s Collective boutique. During the event, all Nous Savons and TAXI/CDC merch is 25 percent off (we also hear you can save an additional 10 percent by shopping early from 6-7 p.m.).