For his first pre-fall collection for Carven, Guillaume Henry decided to show in New York, where he described his lineup as “a Sixties look from the time when ready-to-wear didn’t really exist.” There were chunky crewneck wool sweaters worn with dicky collars, simple A-line skirts and matching tweeds. Shapes were Mod-ish with plenty of shifts and dress coats, but Henry wanted things to look “cute, not heavy” so he worked with deliberate yet subtle imperfections, such as uneven hems, raw edges and sleeves sewn on top to add “a little something that says, ‘I’m not a couture client.’”

For his first pre-fall collection for Carven, Guillaume Henry decided to show in New York, where he described his lineup as “a Sixties look from the time when ready-to-wear didn’t really exist.” There were chunky crewneck wool sweaters worn with dicky collars, simple A-line skirts and matching tweeds. Shapes were Mod-ish with plenty of shifts and dress coats, but Henry wanted things to look “cute, not heavy” so he worked with deliberate yet subtle imperfections, such as uneven hems, raw edges and sleeves sewn on top to add “a little something that says, ‘I’m not a couture client.’”

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