No longer the sleepy fashion house of old-school French couture, Carven has been transformed under the creative reign of Guillaume Henry and is now a beacon of French charm and laidback chic. Established in the 1940’s by Madame Carmen de Tommasobut, the brand maintains its playful patterns and pristine tailoring by way of flared skirts and dresses, yet innovates and captivates today’s fashionistas with colourful blocks of prints and pixelated floral pattern.
Cheeky, irreverent and undeniably quirky, it’s fair to say that Carven’s latest menswear collection comprising tongue-in-cheek jumpers is pretty incongruous with the conventional view of the luxury fashion market. Grey and black pullovers bearing bold graphic prints of garbage bins and traffic cones don’t exactly scream haute couture, and yet this designer has drawn on inspiration from world travel to artistic motifs to create an innovative, one-of-a-kind line of men’s casualwear. Style Carven’s cotton sweatshirt with straight legged jeans, sneakers and a leather biker jacket to complete the look.