Paris Fashion Week Coverage: Carven Spring 2016 Collection

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From Milan to Paris, the “Life Aquatic” gets a revamped aesthetic at Carven for Spring/Summer 2016, where the brand’s notorious ingenue ditches city life for a weekend of seaside exploration. Designers Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud hewed closely to a second-skin silhouette, which turned scuba gear into trim short suits and slinky leather jumpsuits. In contrast to Milan’s maximal aesthetic, Carven’s looks were decidedly mod and minimalist, spruced up with a smattering of sea-creature prints, a light dusting of tactile paillettes, and circle-punched eyelet hemlines.

The Life Aquatic gets a revamped aesthetic at Carven for SS16.

Brief hemlines suited the show’s nod to the nautical, as polo-necked mini dresses, “porthole” mini skirts, and a variety of logo tees worn with printed “T-shirt” skirts casually breezed down the runway. Flared trousers with slim welt pockets were among the show’s best offerings, and these delightful must-haves were paired with everything from boyish, boxy jackets to vented-and-printed sheer blouses. Upon her return from the city, Carven’s adventuring girl traded in the sporty for the sophisticated in several gleaming, tailored pant suits worn with webby sandals, tiered ruffle minis with halter necklines, and oxford striped camisoles that were folded into neat origami shapes by thin leather belts. Crisp, cool clothes are part of the Carven DNA, and the brand delivered its reliably alluring aesthetic with confidence for the forthcoming season.

Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree

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