The hot, blazing Georgia sun has unapologetically been kissing my cheeks and reminding me of its existence. Scorching southern summers have an unusual sort of wet heat that’s only further exaggerated by the fact that girls like me only wear black. The heat leaves me aching for October, when the earth turns and fall clothing reigns supreme. As always, looking at Fall RTW shows leaves me bitter at the sun and yearning for the cool simultaneously, and nothing does this more to me than looking at Carven’s latest show. Carven has always been the go-to house for high fashion French style with a London edge and classic silhouettes with a modern mix. Fall’s collection was chock full of oversize, structured coats in mustard, coral and cobalt and dresses with the perfect demure cutout. Carven’s penchant for pieces that nip the waist just right is present from start to finish with 40’s inspired silhouettes. A mid-calf skimming jumpsuit in the perfect satin rang loud in a dull peach hue and was topped off with a 70’s style belt and zipper down the front. Thigh high leather boots, leopard detailing on pockets, collars and clutches, oversized fur and fur accents,silhouette graphics on coats and dresses, not to mention clutches you actually clutch… this collection has details only Carven could pull off. Coat and mini skirt suits with the perfect mustard paneling, crystal arrows used as a graphic and sexy little numbers that aren’t scandalous create the perfect fall collection. Henry has done it again.. now if only fall could come sooner rather than later.
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Carven has a penchant for creating pieces that emanate the effortless, proper and prim style of the French. Crave-able capes in camels, structured blazers in black, wool lined coats in scrumptious tangerines, and the perfect clog style sling back all shape this tough-prep look that Carven so seamlessly embodies. Paintbrush patterns and black and white plaids add another element of non-conformity to this rather preppy style collection. There’s a certain strength to designer who is innovative in their collection each season, while still maintaining the style and integrity of their house. Henry manages to capture that which is Carven; the strong, structured and sexy appeal of an effortlessly avant-garde woman, in each and every season. There is also a certain comfort in being able to return to your favorite house while knowing you won’t be disappointed. Carven is one of those houses for me; a house that’s cloaked in the promise of inspiration through each and every look. This collection holds its own with its variety of structured aesthetics and with its punk and prep love child looks, it certainly is everything a Carven fan could crave.
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Carven is one of my favorite houses, that much is evident. But just because i love a house doesn’t mean I love every aspect of every collection. As a darker soul I tend to appreciate fall and winter collections more so than any other. This seems to be the case with this collection as well. The patterns and prints of Carven’s Resort collection are perfect and subtle, but the sunglasses completely rectangular shape doesn’t seem to compliment the rest of the look. Some of the off the shoulder dresses don’t quite seem to mesh with the silhouette or the texture of the piece they’re paired with . This collection overall, however, is still classically Carven. Somehow whimsical and grown up at the same time, the pieces manage to be structured and delicate which seems perfectly refreshing for resort. Carven also manages to show how color blocking is still relevant and alive, if done well.