A pop-chic spirit, a movement between the strange and the casual, between the mysterious and the ironic, a silhouette that is always on the edge: for its Spring/Summer 2021 collection, Carven is daring to code-switch.
The colorama heralds the summer: shades of blues, whispers of pale pink, great beaches of off-white and splashes of terracotta set the tone, the whole mix electrified by acid hues.
Coral and shell prints, transposed to the cityscape, interact with spiral motifs in eyelet lace.
The materials oscillate between the relaxed and the refined, between simplicity and elegance, in a great stylistic mashup: linen meets openwork, embroidered cotton encounters raw denim, floating silk rubs shoulders with pleated jersey.
Artistic influences collide in the pieces: a T-shirt with a tie-die palette might bring to mind the tender and dulcet shades of Georgia O’Keeffe, a pair of ladder-stitch trousers the minimalist geometrics of Charlotte Perriand.
A strange femininity, with an eccentric inflection, emerges from a collection which is never unequivocal, but always hypnotic.