Paris: Designer Guillaume Henry has catapulted French label Carven to cult status, his youthful, trend conscious direction drawing new customers and press adulation. For Pre-Fall, Henry continues to find inspiration in the 60s with shrunken cable knit sweaters, a-line miniskirts and cropped shearling jackets that look just at home on today’s twenty-somethings. Styling played a big part in achieving Carven’s mod mood, pairing boxy monochromatic skirt suits with pointy kitten heels and choosing childlike round shoulder bags instead of more grown-up totes. Although most of the ensembles struck a distinct schoolgirl note, a few dresses could become sophisticated evening fare, such as a black strapless fishtail frock with tonal embellishment. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Cocoon / Hourglass / A-line

Color: Mustard / Sapphire / Teal / Grey / White / Navy / Black / Emerald / Lilac

Key Items: Cable knit sweaters / Double breasted wool overcoats / A-line miniskirts / Cropped shearling jackets / Strapless evening dresses / Straight trousers / Peter pan collar blouses / Monochrome skirt suits / Empire waist dresses

Materials: Wool / Tweed / Shearling / Silk / Twill / Satin / Brocade

Details + Trim: Zippers / Contrast peter pan collars / Peaked shoulders

Accessories + Footwear: Slim stilettos / Round shoulder bags / Knit watch caps / PVC tortoiseshell pumps / Kitten heels / Cat eye glasses / Slim brogues

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