Carven: Fashion Week Paris Autumn-Winter 2015-2016

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For their debut as the duo designers of women’s collections, Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial offer their vision of the winter 2015 Carven girl: a fresh, contemporary and self confident character with a penchant for high waisted trousers, trench coats and mini-skirts.

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The collection evokes an égérie - a London girl living in Paris, swaying between an electric revival of the late 60’s and the timeless elegance of active Parisian women.

She’s definitely not shy about colors. She lavishes on lilac, flower prints, blues. Textures swing from soft technical tweed, to eel skin and gathered texture fabric, to quilted jacquards.

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Flowers are a print staple, found on jacquard bomber jackets and shoes, while mineral stones such as Jasper azurite, and the psychedelic skin of toxic reptiles adorn some accessories pieces.

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There’s an undeniable 60’s feeling in the mini skirts, an après-ski aesthetic in the primary colored turtlenecks, gabardine trousers, fluffy orange knits balanced with chunky mules and oversized coats, for a newly proportioned silhouette. The collection reinterprets an assessed Carven code- the lace, into a technical lace on organza.

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Couture inspired waffled embossed silk dresses are sliding towards an early 70’s atmosphere are counterbalanced by the weight of a masculine reefer jacket.

To free her movements, her daily bag is reinvented into a messenger leather bag worn cross-body. And wherever she goes, she wears a solar metallic gold disk around her neck.