Carven: Paris Fashion Week


The first time I ever looked at a Carven collection, it was three years ago in a small showroom that had been set up in Paris to give editors an introduction to the label, which was making a comeback under the creative direction of a young unknown named Guillaume Henry. Today, it’s being shown in a fairly large runway show at the Grand Palais, which is packed with important editors (Team American Vogue and W are seated across from me) and It bloggers (Natalie Joos, Susie Bubble, the list goes on.) It’s striking just because it seems to be emblematic of the scale of change happening in Paris right now, where the talent is getting younger and the pace faster with each season.

Camouflage, which I’ve been seeing editors and bloggers wearing all season thanks to Christopher Kane and Whistles’s more affordable version of the trend, just popped up at Carven. Here, they have a similar graphic, pop art quality. But they feel about a season too late. Instead it’s the florals that stand out the most, they come as appliqués on dresses and on the backs of jackets and coats. The back, by the way, is still a major focal point for spring/summer, but this has usually been happening with cut-outs that show skin.  Carven’s take on the idea feels more unexpected and looks a lot more wearable. His black skirt suits, which had floral shaped appliqués in gingham (also trending for spring) along the shoulder blades, looked like exactly the sort of transitional weather solution to bridge the gap between winter and summer.


Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win


NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1


MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing


MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.