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The Girls in the Front Row at Carven Wear the Best Shoes

While the main event is always on the runway, some shows give such good sideline action that it just can’t be ignored. Carven is like that: the neoclassic French house’s extra-special shift dresses, statement-making tops and ’60s minis inspire spirited fans who make the most of the brand’s fresh and refreshing vibe.

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All images by Jessa Carter

At the show on Thursday at the Jardin des Tuileries, it was all about the shoes in the front row. We couldn’t help ourselves; we had to document them.

Don’t worry, we totally got shots of Carven’s vividly gorgeous spring collection too.

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Get the Look: Paris Fashion Week Street Style at Carven, Dries Van Noten and Balmain

PFW2altquadGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one) and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

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Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: The Carven Crystal Sweatshirt and Space-y Wardrobe You’ll Want Next Fall

Carven‘s invite was so good you could have almost skipped the show. There it was, contained in a keychain-like piece of memorabilia worth its weight in… what would that be? Amthyst? Ruby?

 

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While we always love it when the house of Carven touches back to its heyday—the era of the go-anywhere, do-anything ’50s and ’60s—the thought of creative designers Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud going all mystical and New Age, too? Pretty compelling stuff.

HERE’S CARVEN’S MYSTICAL VISION

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Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week S/S 2016: Carven’s Chic, Shadowy Color Story

Mini trend that might go maxi: pale pastels. The dusty pinks, grey lavenders, washed-out pistachio and baby blues on Parisian runways are feeling like a refreshingly low-key way to celebrate spring.

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At Carven, the entire runway room near the Jardin des Tuileries was covered in shadowy violet tones and highlighted by the softest blush. And on the runway itself, pale pastels were paired with sunny orange-reds and business blue, plus lots of silvery dove grey.

Get the whole color story here.

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Style: Shiona at Carven

Shiona Turini is back yet again for another go-round on The Thread. Today’s ensemble is really cool and a bit conceptual. I am so into the sash skirt; it adds drama and great movement. The military base of this outfit is spot-on trend, but Shiona makes everything look totally original. Merci, ma belle!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Jumpsuits | Dior Sunglasses | Bomber Jackets

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Vince Jumpsuit | Dior So Real Sunglasses | Yigal Azrouël Bomber Jacket

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Style: Noor at Carven

The trench is a classic piece, but it has been extra popular this season. Belted coats, in general, are practically required at Fashion Week right now. Noor is on the cutting edge of the denim trend, with her two-tone, raw-edge, wide-legged crops. A bandana-inspired square scarf adds a touch of western flair to her casual city look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Cropped Jeans | Black Ankle-Strap Sandals | Trench Coats

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Genetic ‘Gia Boyfriend’ Jeans | Diane von Furstenberg Sandal | Topshop Belted Trench Coat

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Street Style: Oksana and Maria at Marni

I love seeing this gorgeous duo on the street, even if they cause a photographer frenzy! A coordinated look may seem like a risk, but I think Oksana and Maria can pull off anything. The simple contrasting palette and classic pattern look cute and sporty on Oksana and downtown chic on Maria. It’s great to see how they’ve each styled similar pieces to their personal taste.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shirtdresses | Military-Inspired Jackets

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Paris Fashion Week: September 25

Highlights from yesterday’s shows: four distinctly different takes on retro styling from Carven, Nina Ricci, Lanvin and Rick Owens.

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The swingin’ ’60s designs at Carven were inspired by speed, from racing graphics to road stripes, and the results are deliciously wearable. Figure-flattering A-line shifts and boxy car coats race into the new century fueled by python details and Japanese-inspired prints that play to our decade’s obsession with fun mashups.

Carven delivers a perfectly mod meditation on Speed Racer with a luxe, 21st-century twist.

A mod meditation on Speed Racer—with a luxe, 21st-century twist.

Nina Ricci
The romance of the 1940s is alive and well at Nina Ricci. A parade of pretty shift dresses, elegant jackets and beautifully draped separates evoke the freshness of springtime and the optimism of new beginnings. Shell pinks, egg yolk yellows, baby blues and earthy browns highlight tactile, touchable fabrics that will feel like an absolute dream against the skin.

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The theme at Nina Ricci this season? Perfectly pretty, romantically retro.

Lanvin
With this collection, Alber Elbaz celebrates the women he loves. Simple silhouettes and forgiving fabrics are elegantly draped, then brought to the next level with dramatic accessories like python belts and sculptural statement necklaces. The jacket is an important piece this season, with boxy, bold shoulders and rich details.

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Lanvin celebrates women by offering simple silhouettes with rich, intricate detailing.

Rick Owens
Inspired by Bauhaus architecture and the Ballets Russes, Rick Owens presents one of his loveliest collections to date. Flights of tulle escape from the sides of strict shift silhouettes, like ballerinas sneaking out of a Walter Gropius girls’ school. Textures are ethereal with charmingly uneven or unfinished hemlines, and counterbalanced by an earthy, restrained palette.

rick-owens-spring-2015-paris-fashion-weekRick Owens riffs on the question, “What if the brutalist movement went to the ballet?”

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photos: gorunway.com

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Report: Linda Outside Carven

Did you miss Linda Tol these past few days? Fear not, I tracked her down in Paris for you! You never know what to expect from Linda and today’s look is yet another awesome example of her eclectic style. The sweatshirt is one of the most popular tops of the season and Linda has paired her street wear hoodie with a geometric sequined mini. She’s pulled off the opposites-attract look yet again!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Street Report: Marianne Outside Carven

The Scandinavian Style Devil herself, Miss Marianne Theodorsen, is looking as cool as ever. Marianne has a creative sense of style and is famous for her ever-changing hair color.

Today’s dark hue is a great match to her modern biker babe look. Marianne’s textural dress and classic moto jacket evoke an urban edge, while her Celine purse and adidas high-tops are a fun hi-lo accessories mix.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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