June 11, 2012 New York
The bohemian element was the news here. A paisley-print shift tapped into the gypsy feeling seen at other houses this season, as did another little dress with a bodice that wrapped like a sari, showing off a triangle of skin below the bust line. Another little number in black piped with royal blue had a deep, wide neckline that Schlesinger subject Ossie Clark wouldn't have minded putting his own name on. How a black leather padded motorcycle jacket in the Celine mold fit the story isn't entirely clear, but "the mix of personalities," as Henry put it, was part of his point this season. In any case, it'll find customers when Carven opens its first New York store sometime in 2013.