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Carven MenswearFall Winter 2014 Paris Menswear

Runway Review
1/15/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

A billiard room, the place of the dapper yet playful gentleman, was the set for designer Guillaume Henry's strong debut catwalk show for Carven.

Two old school wooden game tables, floodlit in film noir lighting, served as the obstacles around which some 36 often-retro looks filed by.

Many of garments came in what the program notes call the "faded shades of old photos," coal, slate gray, black and off-white. And above-the-ankle tapered pants, together with '60s large check tweed and high-buttoned woolen jackets with narrow shoulders and excessive collars added to the vintage mood.

But playfulness, more than nostalgia, ended up dominating the show.

Graffiti prints, based on photographer Brassai, jazzed up otherwise classical button-up shirts, and even came as flashes on two ensembles worn — in a cheeky, and on-trend touch — by female models.

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1/15/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

A billiard room, the place of the dapper yet playful gentleman, was the set for designer Guillaume Henry's strong debut catwalk show for Carven.

Two old school wooden game tables, floodlit in film noir lighting, served as the obstacles around which some 36 often-retro looks filed by.

Many of garments came in what the program notes call the "faded shades of old photos," coal, slate gray, black and off-white. And above-the-ankle tapered pants, together with '60s large check tweed and high-buttoned woolen jackets with narrow shoulders and excessive collars added to the vintage mood.

But playfulness, more than nostalgia, ended up dominating the show.

Graffiti prints, based on photographer Brassai, jazzed up otherwise classical button-up shirts, and even came as flashes on two ensembles worn — in a cheeky, and on-trend touch — by female models.


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