Short and sharp at Carven

Paris: Guillaume Henry gave out the idea that he created a Spring/Summer collection for  ” a Carven girl who is dynamic, energetic, spontaneous, fresh and efficient. This presentation was all of that. With athletic, boldly colored A-line dresses with bands of contrasting colors or snakeskin wrapped around the upper torso, there was perhaps a little of a modern Courreges in the silhouettes – visually dynamic and linear. Bike shorts were teamed with simple shapes but it was the prints that set them apart – here, Japanese influences appeared – Asian women bathers and scenic landscapes were cut, spliced and reworked on to lace tops, short coats and little dresses, and the finale – a group of racy dresses dynamically spliced with bold colour. It all made for a collection that was as fast paced as it’s creator. – Lizzy Bowring

Silhouette: A-line

Key items: A-line dresses / Striped bike shorts / Cropped jackets / Shirt dresses  / Zipped coats /Tops

Colour: Black / White / Cream / Yellow / Royal blue / Red

Print & Pattern: Snakeskin / Bold blocks of colour / Print splicing / Japanese prints

Materials & knits: Lace / Leather / Zippers / Stretch crepe

Footwear: Knee high Gladiator style boots / Flat strappy shoes

Accessories: Oversized hold–alls / Shoulder strap bags


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