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.
Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Collection
Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud take the Carven girl scuba diving. Prints inspired by sea creatures - jellyfish, octopus, sunfish - carnations recalling the portholes and Basques evoking waves of movement give life to this strongly themed collection. The first bag designed by the duo, the Mercer, is adorned with a printed black and white scorpion with trickles of blood.