28 posts tagged "Carven"
New models’ careers are often made on the runways, but posing for pre-fall lookbooks can really build up a girl’s momentum. Several fresh faces in particular have been making waves this season. First up is Tilda Lindstam, whose star continues to rise. Casting directors’ favorite Swede-of-the-moment walked down the runway at Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein, and also appeared in lookbooks for A-list labels like Givenchy, Acne and Prabal Gurung. Meanwhile, pouty French beauty Marine Deleeuw, one of Spring’s top ten catwalk rookies, showed off her editorial chops at Cßline, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Donna Karan, and Barbara Bui. Another up-and-comer who’s made an impact over the past several weeks is redhead Magdalena Jasek. She recently scored the Louis Vuitton Spring campaign, walked in Calvin Klein’s show, and turned up on the pages of lookbooks for Cßline, Thakoon Addition, and Escada. Finally, we can’t get enough of Valery Kaufman. The model debuted at Alexander Wang’s Spring ’12 show, logged an impressive number of Spring ’13 runways, and really hit her stride during pre-fall, posing for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez, and Carven. Be sure to keep an eye out for these ladies on the Fall ’13 catwalks—the shows start February 7.
Dusting off granny’s tweeds is a rite of passage, but the bold bouclés we saw on the Spring runways may have girls skipping those closet raids in favor of scooping up something new. Karl Lagerfeld has been reinventing Coco Chanel’s signature fabric since he took over the house in 1983. This season, he showed Technicolor tweed ripe for the pretty young things who flock to his front rows (not to mention the recent string of international celebrations for the house’s Little Black Jacket exhibition). At Nina Ricci, Peter Copping gave the material a holographic treatment, whipping it up into ladylike skirtsuits. A new guard of designers embraced traditional tweed, too, and what stood out was the way they draped and manipulated the stuff—as if they were working with soft silk or crepe instead of nubby wool. New York-based up-and-comer Brandon Sun created a casual racerback column gown with a slim peplum and slouchy pockets, while Carven’s Guillaume Henry incorporated flirty cutouts into his woven frocks.
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With her quirky, boy-cut hairdo, flawless skin, and statement looks, blogger Anne-Catherine Frey is quickly becoming a regular in street-style photos. We found her daily getups this season to be just as inspiring as they were last go-round. (Remember that amazing black and gray Carven sweater she wore in Paris? We sure do.) We were particularly fond of her outfit on one of the last days of Paris fashion week, when Tommy Ton caught her leaving the shows. She paired a gold brocade Isabel Marant skirt with a casual gray sweatshirt and killer accessories, from a Miu Miu satchel to an Hermès Collier de Chien. To get her look, we’ve rounded up the essentials below.
From top left: McQ sweatshirt, $565, available at www.stylebop.com; Miu Miu satchel, $1,850, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com; Topshop miniskirt, $80, available at www.nordstrom.com; Hermès Collier de Chien, price on request, available at Hermès, NYC, (212) 751-3181.
Guillaume Henry loves a Left Bank gal, and clearly the feeling is mutual. To that end, by the time his Spring collection hits the racks, Carven will have a second, much bigger outpost in Paris, to be followed in short order by New York, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Meanwhile, there’s more good news for Carven fans: Come December, that other beloved Parisian brand, Petit Bateau, will launch a Carven capsule collection. It’s not the first time the two have teamed up—back in Henry’s first season at Carven, they did a limited-edition T-shirt that sold exclusively at Colette—but it’s his first collaboration since turning the slumbering heritage house into a hot ticket. “The two houses have similar sensibilities, so I decided to skip any narrative and go for the common values of comfort, ease, and fashion that’s not overly conceptual,” said Henry at today’s presentation in the Palais de Tokyo. Cue little dresses (literally—they only run up to size 38) in smocked jersey with little white collars or in double-face molleton, striped polos, and preppy cotton knit collars to wear under a sweater. The collection ranges from €50 for the collars to €250 for the little dresses, and arrives at Colette in Paris, Smets in Brussels, and 10 Corso Como in Milan the first week of November, to be followed by delivery to Petit Bateau stores on December 6.
With his latest T by Alexander Wang Resort collection, Alexander Wang made it clear that the season had a color story, and mint green was the main character. The designer’s signature separates in the pastel hue had editors pining for Resort’s December deliveries in the middle of June, but it’s never too soon to try out a trend. From Carven to J.Crew, we’ve rounded up five mint green pieces to try out now.
1. Vivetta x Wok dress, $380, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish, $8, available at www.nordstrom.com
3. House of Harlow necklace, $75, available at www.boutiquetoyou.com
4. J.Crew jeans, $125, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Carven shirt, $423, available at www.farfetch.com
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