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THE ILLUSTRATED ENSEMBLE No. 31

CRAZY FOR CARVEN

"A current exhibition in Paris of American photographer Diane Arbus’s timeless 1960s portraits was the starting point for Guillaume Henrys inaugural pre-fall collection for Carven. 'It was pre-ready to wear; women had to wear the same clothes for a long time, so they’d really take care of them,' he explained. Already, with only five previously publicized seasons for the house, Henry has established out a classicism of his own. That charming collegiate vision—voluminous above-the-knee dresses, fitted shirts with Peter Pan collars and shrunken jackets with high-set pockets—was out in force, only this time delivered in an unexpected mix of autumnal tones (forest greens, mustard, violet, turquoise, and icy blues), which were inspired, in the designer’s words, by a frozen landscape." -Esther Adams Review on Vogue.com

 

Am so in love with the Carven Pre-Fall 2012 Collection! Even though this won't be out until the next Fall season, it's always nice to be inspired by a collection that is in tune with the weather around you. I love all of the layering in each look, it makes me want to go out and buy a big chunky men's turtleneck sweater, which sounds so perfect for the city's freezing temperatures right now.

I was really lucky to get some Carven pieces this past season - a plaid buttondown, striped sweater, burgundy dress and most recently a black felted cardigan and a blazer, pictured above. The Pocketed Wool-Flannel blazer I nabbed on Net-a-porter on super markdown the day their sale finished and I'm really glad I went for it. The fit is beautiful! There is a little structure in the shoulders, the pockets sit a bit high and it's tailored but still boyish at the same time.

 

I've been pairing the jacket with my pale pink Celine Trio, I think the two make a good match.

StyleBernadette Marie