Naughty but nice from new-look Carven
Pretty Parisiennes plucked fresh bright colours from a countrygirl's wardrobe for a look both sexy and demure as Carven's young new designer unveiled the French house's new look on Thursday.
Guillaume Henry played the line between naughty and nice as he covered up models with modest collars here, but bared deep square necklines there, the desired effect being "attractive, but not too obvious," he told AFP afterwards.
Shades of leather from bold sunflower down the spectrum suggested an iron-worker's apron, while fluid trench coats or short jackets met in folded flaps across the back.
Fushia pink and royal blue ruled the colour scheme, toned down with beige or pastels such as a Japanese-style print of tiny pink flowers, while lace adorned sleeves and cut-outs offered the odd glimpse of blouse or bare skin.
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