Carven Fall 2012
If you weren't already a fan of designer Guillaume Henry's clean lines and approach to It-girl style, Carven's Fall 2012 collection will prove a superchic match point. Drawing from a decidedly Medieval mood, the line boasted strong ecclesiastical references that included, but weren't limited to, cathedral-style laser cutouts, rich tapestry motifs, a stained-glass color palette, and scenery straight from the Middle Ages printed onto full A-line skirts. The jewel-toned blues, reds, and yellows fell onto tailored striped cropped pants and blazers, while evocative retro prints took shape in everything from blouses and shorts to pretty pinafores. As a bonus, we were treated to fur-lined collars, scallop-edged vests, and a totally new kind of buttoned-up shirt, which makes this youthful outpour quirkier by the minute. It's safe to say, we'll be seeing the style-setter crew (think Alexa Chung and Rachel Bilson) rocking Guillaume's Carven-cool all year long.
- Trends: Ecclesiastical references, laser-cut suede, A-line skirts, tapestry-laden prints, and bright stripes.
- Colors: Burgundy, blue, mustard yellow, burnt orange, camel, red, and black.
- Key Piece: There wasn't much we didn't love, but the cathedral-style cutout dresses and tapestry-printed pieces were standouts.
- Accessories: T-strap Mary Jane platforms and ultraround sunglasses.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls with an affinity to youthful, quirky pieces like Alexa Chung, Rachel Bilson, and Elle Fanning.