established itself as a Parisian couture house following the end of the Second World War. The Carven point of difference was ‘accessible luxury’; excellent quality without a couture price point. Breaking through an austere world of haute couture with a spontaneous and fresh aesthetic, Carven
paved the way for fashion that adapted to women’s everyday life. The look, fresh and refined, with a strong emphasis on quality and cut, is one that remains central to Carven today.
The former Givenchy and Paula KA designer and self-proclaimed modern-day-romantic Guillaume Henry took the creative helm of Carven
when the brand re-launched in 2010. While retaining the original Carven couture styling, Henry creates a collection for the modern woman. The levels of craftsmanship remain exceptional, using choice materials at an excellent price point, true to Carven’s original design ethos.
For Pre-Fall ‘14 the Carven women ventures on a tougher journey as Henry revealed his muse is Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie & Clyde, as played by Faye Dunaway. Combine that with Brassaï's early photography and you have a beautiful collection complete with mannish outerwear, flared skirts, and trim knitwear. Another standout season for Carven.