Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Carven’s Pre-Fall collection evoked a desire for simpler, pre-digital times. Old-school graphics like a vintage cassette print and an old television sets made us feel nostalgic as we all loved listening to cassette tapes on our good old Walkman. With it’s retro-tinged colour palette from aubergine to forest green, camel, beige and soft pink Guillaume Henry made sure to release a comforting vibe along with a whimsical and charming energy before heading off to Nina Ricci. Under the working title ‘A day in the office’ Carven presented striped menswear shirts veered diagonally at times, nerdy polo-shirts worn with a v-neck next to pencil skirt to underline a refined menswear influence. Whilst asymmetric pieces with lace and a soft pink oversized duster coat balanced out the masculinity. The retro-tinged colour palette continued on a colour blocked painterly stripe print and a sartorial bomber in Prince of Wales check, corduroy, culottes and high-waist wide leg trousers were a nod to the good old times in the seventies. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: A day in the office
Key Items: Coat / Sleeveless coat / Cropped trousers / Asymmetric dress / Asymmetric top / Oversized cocoon coat / Wide leg trousers / Pinstripe shirt / Shorts / Pencil skirt / Bicolored coat
Color: Aubergine / Forest green / Beige / White / Midnight blue / Cosmetic pink / Camel / Sage / Black / Grey / Crimson red
Materials + Trims: Wool / Lace / Silk / Knit / Shearling / Corduroy / Popeline / Boiled Wool
Print + Pattern: Painterly stripes / Stripes / Placement / Gingham / Brushstroke / Photorealistic cassette print / Prince of Wales check
Accessories + Footwear: Open toe ankle boots / Knee high boots / Bucket bag / Cross-body bag / Folded Clutch
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