If French insouciance had an official designer, it'd definitely be Carven. Under the direction of Guillaume Henry, the label has abandoned its couture roots in favor of an irreverent, younger look — and that's a very good thing, as far as we're concerned.
An Easter egg-colored, cashmere sweater gets a dose of cheek, courtesy of diamond cutouts. A toile-print skirt is more va-va-voom than Versailles, thanks to its slinky, bias cut. A chic maxi-dress goes outrageous in diaphanous, chartreuse crepe. These are clothes from a house newly invigorated and dedicated to dressing the modern women — with a nod and a wink to the past, of course.
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