When we think of Guillaume Henry‘s Carven, we think of cute, whimsical dresses and his signature Peter Pan collars, but for Spring 2013 he gave us those things and so much more.
That’s because the Carven girl has grown up. She now wears chic suits, tailored blazers and longer skirts.
Heart-shaped motifs were either laser cut into sharp blazers or embroidered into dresses, to ensure that the newly grown up Carven girl still has a playful edge.
On a Fall-like colour palette of black, navy, grey and maroon, the collection brightened up midway through with a selection of prints before moving on to shades of nude and beige.
Dresses had cool cut-outs, fit-and-flare silhouettes, tea-lengths and long-sleeved shifts.
I particularly loved the laser-cut leather pieces for an edgier flare and the midriff baring A-line dresses.
Key accessories included chunky ankle strap platforms, platform loafers and leather clutch.
Front Row: Anna Wintour, Dree Hemingway and Anna Dello Russo
Favourites: Printed strapless dress and embroidered blue dress with cut-out detail
Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Alexa Chung, Michelle Williams, Solange Knowles, Emilia Clarke, Miranda Cosgrove, Kate Perry, Jessica Chastain, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Dockery, Dree Hemingway and Datoka Fanning