Founded in 1945 by Madame Carmen de Tommasobut, Carven began as a French couture house before introducing it’s first ever ready-to-wear collection in 2011 under the expert guidance of designer Guillaume Henry. Having previously worked at Givenchy, he re-vamped the girlishly chic brand for a modern audience before departing in 2015 for Nina Ricci.
Joint creative directors Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud were appointed to take over and showcased their first collection for Fall 2015. But what did they endeavour to bring to this already reinvented label? “Make it electric”, said new designer Adrien Caillaudaud. “She is a nice Parisienne, but now we want to give her a nice twist, to electrolyze her.”
With the unashamedly bright floral jacquards and second-skin high-waisted trousers, the collection certainly makes for a bolt of freshness to any wardrobe. Indulge your inner Parisienne and treat yourself to a modern, girly cloud flocked blouse to pair with your trusty skinnies. And who can forget those cult bow-backed pumps? This is fashion cat-nip.