Images Courtesy of Carven
For the PreFall 2014 collection, Carven brings a women that builds her wardrobe throughout her “bad boy” boyfriend’s clothes, through with precise attitude to exude her womanhood. Guillame Henry is inspired from the gangster universe and the collection finds it’s lines crossing the menswear universe he proposed for his show in January. This women could be the Bony of a Parisian Clyde, or walk through Chicago streets without forgetting her French allure.
Volumes are showing a start of outline for a 40’s silhouette presented in a very modern and fresh way. Fabrics also bring this modernity with technical silks, bubbled leathers, and extreme textures that come from very different sources such as a voluminous curled sheep or a rough synthetic raffia.
The final touches for the collection is given by prints that’s inspired by prisoners tattoos on late 30’s, rough hand drawings applied on fabrics from the masculine universe, abstract tracing of dark ink and a troubled sea storm landscape in de-saturated shades of a dark sunset.
This women is indeed an ironic clash between two different worlds, she keeps her Parisian sophistication of her silhouette choice, but embellishes her look with the darkness of times where decadence part of everyone’s life.