The biggest venue at the Carrousel du Louvre was
packed to capacity (and then some) for Cacharel's
first runway show in 20 years. Now that traditional
French labels are being infused with new blood left
and right, the house is hoping that the
newly appointed design team of Clements Ribeiro will
help them move beyond Anaïs Anaïs.
Their first collection proved that there is certainly a future for the brand. Young girls should adore the pastoral red-and-blue prints, mint julep tops and leg-hugging trousers. Liberty-style florals looked modern when mixed with snazzy ginghams; boyish short-sleeved shirts provided a crisp alternative for clean-cut schoolgirls. The accessories should also be a hit with the teen set: High wedges with red checkered soles, contrasting sorbet pumps, wide floral belts and (mis)matching driving caps all looked great.