Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: After the announcement of the appointment of Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud as the new artistic directors, the design duo presented the new Carven girl at Paris fashion week. ‘A contemporary, self confident London girl living in Paris, swaying between an electric revival of the late 60’s and the timeless elegance of active Parisian women,’ inspired Caillaudaud and Martial for their debut collection for A/W 15. High-waist cropped trousers and A-line mini-skirts cut in bonded fabric were omnipresent throughout the collection, reminiscent of Alexis prior work at Iceberg. As the overarching theme of the season, the duo worked a retro future sports aesthetic fused with florals as the dominating print, found on quilted jacquard bomber, skirts and on chunky mules. Jasper azurite mineral stones added textural surface interest to tops, while fluffy orange chenille knits worn with a technical tweed suit evoked an undeniable 60’s après-ski feeling. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Electric revival of the late 60’s accompanied by timeless elegance
Key Items: A-line mini skirt / Sheer shirt / High waist cropped skinny trousers / Boxy jacket / Tunic dress / Long lean jacket / Woven jumper / Eel skin duster coat / Turtleneck / Mini skirt set / Honey comb roll neck sweater / Parka / Bomber / Belted Jacket / Crew neck sweater
Colour: White / Lilac / Cobalt blue / Tangerine red / Black / Camel / Dark purple / Grey / Orange / Azure / Navy / Soft Lavender
Materials and Trims: Soft technical tweed / Gabardine / Eel skin / Quilted jacquard / Mineral stones / Fluffy knits / Technical lace on organza / Waffle embossed silk / Reptile skin
Print and Pattern: Floral print
Footwear and Accessories: Chunky Mules / Thin leather strap belt / Cross-body messenger bag / Metallic gold disk choker
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