There is something about sleek lines, smooth shapes, and simple designs that I just can’t get enough of from clothes. The cleaner the designs, the more in love with the garment I become.
Introducing, Carven, first set up in Paris in 1945 by French couturier Madame Carmen de Tommaso, the brand quickly grew with fans including royalty and movie stars.
Carven launched on net-a-porter.com (where else?) in February 2010, with the former creative director of Givenchy, and the uber handsome, Guillaume Henry behind the helm. From the moment I first saw these garments; I think my heart must have stopped from the sheer simplicity, yet oozing elegance the individual clothes.
The Summer 2012 Carven show displayed easy wearing but sophisticated pieces, trimmed in lace, that could be worn to the office, out to dinner with friends, or just going about everyday life.
The current collection on sale on net-a-porter.com encompasses all that I love about clothes, and got me craving Carven in the first place. From black taffeta mini dresses, to canvas A-line pleated skirts, delicately laced sweaters, peplum tops and smart, chic (Chanel-esque) jackets and coats, what more could a girl ask for in her wardrobe for the upcoming Spring months? There are so some cutesy slingbacks with bow detail, that isn’t particularly my thing, but I can always turn a blind eye…
Carven’s Winter 2012 show is being shown today in Paris, and the lookbook suggests a snuggly and cosy winter, wrapped in chucky cable knitted sweaters, fur lined jackets and woollen double breasted-coats in mustard; but still being kept stylish in chic mini dresses. The men are also being catered to with tapered skinny trousers, crisp big shirts and boxy woollen double-breasted coats.
Check out the rest of the collection for yourself on: