Carven Spring 2011 Collection
Although Hong Kong is a shopping paradise, there are still a lot of brands you can’t find there – Carven would be a good example. I did not know anything about the brand until I found this gorgeous Carven draped skirt at Barneys in downtown San Francisco today. I immediately fell in love with it when I was trying it on as it did a fantastic job in accentuating my curves.
Carven Draped Skirt
available at Barneys USD 169
(original price USD 425)
I wanted to know more about the brand so I did some research online. The french fashion house was founded in 1945 by Madam Carven as a haute couture house. As couture took a back seat to ready-to-wear, Creative Director Guillaume Henry spotted the brand’s need to move from couture to ready-to-wear and has spent the last year transitioning the house back into the spotlight. The brand has been gaining popularity since Henry’s debut collection for the house in Spring 2010. I sure hope the brand will come to Hong Kong soon.