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Get to know Guillaume Henry of Carven a bit before he smash the town.

Carven Men S/S 2013 : Pitti Uomo

After I saw his presentation for Carven Men for S/S 2013 and his previous collection for women, I suddenly felt that I really get to know him like when I saw the first collection of Christope Decarnin for Balmain. It show something that not just only appropriate, right amount at the time, comtemporary but it is all about him, him and him. You could image who is creating the piece from one look. It is like he insert his DNA to his clothes in a good way. This article will be mixed with many source of his interview. Hopefully, you will be familiar with him before Carven land in your closet. 

Carven was once a fashion house dedicated to making garments for petite women. Now it’s in the big-time, since the dormant brand was reawakened by young designer Guillaume Henry, who brought with him a whiff of cheeky youth and couture know-how.If you have not heard of Guillaume Henry or Carven – it won’t be that way for long. The ex-Givenchy and Paule Ka designer moved to the storied French house since 2009 to breathe new life into the brand, and has since been causing quite a stir with many presentations under his belt, more stockists than he can count, a stand-alone store in Paris and the entire fashion industry, banging down his door to get their mitts on the collection.

Henry studied at IFM, the Institut Français de la Mode, in Paris where he learned from professionals rather than teachers.From IFM Henry began work at Givenchy in 2003 as a trainee in Julian Macdonald’s reign. Then, a year until the arrival of Riccardo Tisciin March 2005, with leaving decision to connect more with the customer. After that he joined Paule Ka in 2009 to experience the real wardrobe for women as he claimed ” “I loved working there; a coat is a coat, a dress is a dress – it was about creating products for the wardrobe of women I knew, women I could relate to.”

Carven A/W 2010-11

In 2009, Henry received a phonecall out of the blue asking what he thought of Carven and his answer – that the house should move away from couture and dress real women – appealed to the owner. Henry was installed as creative director in 2009.  His Fall/Winter 2010 collection was stated as “Possible Sexiness” created attention from press and buyer though out the scene.

Carven S/S 2011

Carven A/W 2011-12

The first stand-alone Paris store – which opened at the end of March, 2011 – with Spring/Summer 2011 collection and the presentation of his autumn/winter 2011 collection were the crowning glory of a remarkable couple of years. The Paris show took place a month earlier, and took the form of three presentations to cope with the demand.Involved in all aspects of the brand from picking the models and the set to the photographer on the shoot, Henry’s passion sings through.Alexa Chung has been one of his biggest supporters, the first celebrity to step out in his designs, and has said that she wants to dress in Carven from head to toe. That might be the sign of stardom.

Carven A/W 2012-13

From his latest collection for Fall/Winter 2013, Nicole Phelps from Style.com said that ” Carven is the kind of show where editors and retailers make personal shopping lists. IPhones were snapping pictures extra fast when a pair of ribbed sweaters that were split at the sides over pannier miniskirts came down the aisle. Same goes for a khaki mac with red satin lapels, and the other neat and trim outerwear. If there’s one quibble, it’s this: It’d be nice to see Henry apply his design savvy to pants next time”

Source information  : Vogue.com, Interview.com,style.com

Photo : Courtesy of Carven

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