Wardrobe Insider: Audrey Savransky

Her designing career got off to a flying start in 2008, when she launched her fine jewellery line AS29, creating pieces that are unique, rebellious but effortless to wear, and Audrey Savransky hasn’t stopped creating since. Known for her effortless style and monochrome colour palette, PAKT caught up with the Hong Kong-based, fourth generation, Belgian jeweller to talk about her style icons, precious pieces and where she shops on her travels. 

1) Describe your style in 3 words  

I’m the one who lives by this quote: ‘I’ll stop wearing black once they invent a darker colour!’ So I would say my style is effortless, classic and relaxed—everything that amalgamates my love for the colour black and its versatility.

2) Favourite piece you bought recently and why? 

The Bottega Veneta Cloud bag in caramel. It’s the perfect accessory and goes well with my style of effortless dressing.  

3) What’s the most precious item in your wardrobe and why? 

My heirloom, solid 18K coffee bean chain from my grandfather. He passed away when I was six so it has huge sentimental value. It inspired my latest SS’20 chain set collection.

4) What’s your go-to outfit?  

 A V-neck t-shirt worn with high waisted jeans, trainers, aviator sunglasses and chunky, chain necklaces.

5) What is the best fashion advice you have received?

Wear what you like and wear things on repeat… Don’t buy what is just in this season as you will get tired of it!  

6) Who are your style icons? 

Rosie Huntington-Whitely and more recently Rupi Kaur. I just love Rosie’s sense of style, pure lines, and the way she wears nude and natural colours. Rupi because while she is stylish, what touches me is how she writes. My favourite quote by her is “Love does not look like a person, love is our actions. Love is giving all we can. Even if it’s just the bigger slice of cake”.

Left: Rosie Huntington-Whitely @rosiehw | Right: Rupi Kaur @rupikaur_

7) If you were an item of clothing what would you be? 

Not clothing per se, but if I had a choice to be a fashion item, it would be stilettos. I love them especially the Bottega Venetta mules but cannot wear them in Hong Kong.

8) Less or more? 

Less is more! I’m all about minimalist, monochromatic clothing but sometimes more is better especially with accessories and jewellery. 

9) If you could have anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be and why? 

Stylist Beatrice Gutu. I love her style it’s so easy, feminine and modern. I also love how she mixes stuff up.

Photo: @beatrice.gutu

10) Where do you love to shop? 

Online. I even bought my dog Lola online!

11) What will we never find in your wardrobe? 

Patterned fabric. It’s my ultimate pet peeve!  

12) What’s your personal style signifier?

Layered necklaces and my perfume, Un Bois Vanille from Serge Lutens

13) What’s your number one fashion rule? 

Fashion trends are seasonal but your style is evergreen. Fashion trends, therefore, are for inspiration so the rule is simple: blend your style to make it au courant!   

14) What is a must-have clothing item everyone must own? 

A classic, stark black t-shirt by James Perse or American Vintage and a white pair of trainers. 

15) Dream collaborator? 

House of Hackney. I am obsessed with their wallpapers. I wish they could design my AS29 packaging!

16) What is your dream project? 

To make diamonds accessible for all. And I’m living that dream at the moment through my AS29 fine jewellery brand. 

17) Top 3 accounts to follow on social media 

Rupi Kaur @rupikaur_

Yorgasmic @yorgasmic

Kraut Kopf @kraut_kopf

18) Favourite fashion apps? 

Farfetch and Sephora.  Farfetch has such a vast choice of products and the best return policy. Sephora online because I am a cream and beauty junkie and too lazy to go to the store!

19) Where were the last three places you travelled to and what are can’t-miss shops? 

Beirut, Lebanon—for the traditional perfumeries—ones with ethereal aroma, known locally as ittar.   

Antwerp, Belgium—for antique shopping I love going to Place du Sablon in Brussels and wandering around the various shops and markets. 

Jaipur, India—for colourful bags made of patchwork from the market and chunky oxidised jewellery. Hot Pink in the garden of Narain Niwas Palace has great things.