The bleak settings for British director Ken Loach’s films inspired Guillaume Henry’s pared-down Carven collection. Henry used athleticwear as a byword for disaffected youth — those kids growing up in “gas stations, schoolyards and football pitches surrounded by estates,” the show notes explained.
There were buttoned-up color-blocked shirts, zip-up jackets, belted trenchcoats and slouchy pants with contrasting side stripes. These came in muted shades of gray, navy, khaki and black, with an occasional pop of orange or blue.
Bringing to mind the streetwear ethos of Raf Simons, the looks marked a departure for Henry, who has previously toyed with a retro Left Bank aesthetic. He did sprinkle in some poetic touches, like the petals embroidered on a black bomber jacket.