For Winter 2015-2016, Guillaume Henry takes us back to the middle of the 80’s, exploring the decade’s urban neo-romanticism through shapes and retro details.
The generous volumes of that era are updated to marry strong graphic prints, slim trousers, soft materials and ribbed turtlenecks in bright colors. This season, the Carven man takes over masculine oversized fits, combining broad shoulders and declinations of stripes in an array of shapes and colors, vintage prints and embroideries. His wardrobe, shrunk to its essence, is divided into two groups echoing the Woman’s themes, introducing a shared language between the two collections.
Juggling with various materials layering, this sleek collection combines an easy comfort thanks to soft wools, mohair and alpaca. Fits and details are emphasized with felt wools, which bring out relief and structure, while shirts are made of technical poplin and matt faille.
Lines and stripes are out of sync, color blocks get softer thanks to white edge finishes and accompanied with grey, beige and black hues, with touches of red, burgundy and yellow.
The 80’s saw the rise of the recorders, a vintage reference present with industrial drawings, K7 prints and other elements such as an old TV set, highlighting the Carven clothes’ architecture.