For the Carven Resort 2016 collection, designer duo Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial created silhouettes that gave a Seventies aesthetic with flared styles for relaxed Parisian chic attitude.
A Seventies camping scene served as the main inspiration, with collages of caravans adorning the front of a simple T-shirt or “psychedelic” flowers of the kind seen on old-school sleeping bags printed on skirts, dresses and swimsuits. Other naïve flowery motifs included a clover on cotton blouson and matching skirts and Mimosas embroidered on pale pastel organza.
The duo mixed in staples such as leather parkas and button-front skirts and electrified the sweetness with an unusual color palette: savvy neutrals, such as camel, mixed with more daring shades of acid green and bright orange or pastels such as lilac, pale yellow and baby blue.
The collection featured polished discs accenting platform wedges, sensible stilettos, and white sneakers established a discreet signature.