About the Brand
Big French house, Carven was born in 1945 after the Second World War thanks to the association of names Carmen and Boyriven. The brand began with haute couture collections and is known thanks to the mythical dress in green and white stripes. Gradually, the company developed a line for children, but also men and a perfume named Ma Griffe which remindsthe success of the green and white stripped print. Under the leadership of Guillaume Henry, arrived in 2009, Carven house takes a new breath. Claudine collars, skirts, shorts and suits with printed mix, Carven rapidly becomes the new brand which promotes a showing a playful, romantic and intellectual silhouette.
Both aged 30 years, Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud are far from two strangers to one another. After their encounter at Atelier Chardon Savard, a design school in Paris, they came through the maison, Givenchy. Alexis has been working there since 2007 as a mesh stylist for the ready-to-wear and couture collections alongside Riccardo Tisci, while Adrien maneuvers the accessories. In 2013, Alexis Martial was called on to resume the Italian label Iceberg, which was losing its momentum and gave it new vitality.
Fall/Winter 2015 Collection
This Autumn-Winter 2015 marks the beginning of an era with Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial at the head of the artistic direction of Carven. Marked by the willpower of the duo who created the Carven girl of electrifying retro style, with a Parisian and romantic aura, this collection instills an eclectic and decidedly contemporary ambiance particularly through the rich associations of colours and materials. Lilacs, colourful duos, marriages with blood red, this ensemble gives life to the sublime floral prints ... A sixties air intrudes discreetly on all models. Noting the spectacular torque amulet, inspired by The Weather Project at Tate Modern by Olafur Eliasson and the presentation of the new Mercer line for leather goods with soft lines and retro clasps.