No other spring 2012 collection made us want for spring as much as Carven's. A month after the show, we're still drooling over the colorful, lacey frocks and chic suiting Guillaume Henry sent down the runway. In fact, the clothes were so lovely, they distracted us a bit from the equally lust-worthy accessories. We just got our hands on the festive range of jewelry, bags, shoes and belts and realized they are deserving of just as much attention as the clothes. Highlights include colorful woven bracelets adorned with tiny bells, a collaboration with Les Néréides; a backpack collaboration with French brand Upla and some of the chicest platforms we've seen lately, a collab with Robert Clergerie; though their in-house shoe line is pretty adorable as well. We want it all. We were also impressed by the sheer volume of offerings, considering the French brand only re-launched a couple of years ago. Clearly, Carven's expansion as a brand is a successful one and we can't wait to see what's next. Click through to see our favorite spring 2012 accessories, including the full Upla and Robert Clergerie collaborations.
Usually, it’s editorial shakeups that get us all confused and inspire us to create befuddling charts and guides to recap and (at least attempt to) make sense of movement within the fashion industry. Lately, however, it seems that most of the movement is taking place at big fashion houses. Whether it’s the economy or designers getting burnt-out, it seems like a top level position opens (or gets filled) every week. From Galliano's exit from Dior to Marios Schwab's from Halston (which happened so recently we didn't have a chance to include it), here’s our little visual guide to the recent ins and outs at major fashion houses.
French designer Roland Mouret-- he of the infamous Galaxy dress-- was just named creative director of footwear and accessories brand Robert Clergerie. The the 33-year-old shoe label has hired Mouret as part of its new development strategy--they want to bring a more contemporary feeling to the label. “I’m delighted to see Roland Mouret at the head...of the Maison that I created," said brand founder and designer Robert Clergie in a statement. Despite Mouret's lack of shoe design experience, his appointment does make some sort of sense, especially considering his avid fan base.
Name: Allison Age: 18 Occupation: Student How would you describe your style? Kate Bush in Prague
Name: Ruby Age: 18 Occupation: Student What are the most prominent colors in your wardrobe? Blue, red, orange and pink. What is your nickname? Pinky What are you currently listening to? Lee Hazlewood and White Ring