Carven Resort 2016 for Lookbook Friday

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I am not sure if the words lady like could still be used to describe Carvenโ€™s resort collection for 2016. Feminine yes, girlie most definitely, but this collection has a decidedly edgier feel then the brand was previously known for. I always like to think of resort as pre-spring, though some have said for Carven their resort line is really their junior line. Either way this collection is not to be missed and certainly does have a young, hip, fashionably smart approach. With pastels, neutrals and jewel tones bumping up against hot saturated shades of tangerine, and brilliant green, the pieces in this line embrace a seventies aesthetic in a uniquely vivid parade of color combinations. Leather makes an appearance in impeccably fitted jackets and skirts that are simultaneously modern with an obvious vintage sensibility. Much like the happily clashing color sequences, prints and textures mingle in a unexpected but chicly harmonious way and balance out the flat planes of color found in a number of the looks. Silhouettes are slim and body conscious and a nice step away from the more relaxed fit looks we have been seeing through out the fashion industry the last few years. Minimalism is peppered with understated texture in pieces like the long sleeved, ruffled โ€œstripedโ€ cropped pull over and the gray aline pencil skirt. Add some vividly colored slim fit flares, seventies inspired button up skirts and hot pants and mini skirts that are not afraid to show a little leg and you have a collection that resonates with vitality and youth.



  • Missy May
    November 13, 2015

    Something playful, but yet so classy about this lookbook. I see some 70s vibe going on too. Love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a good day, Alicia.

  • weird thoughts
    November 13, 2015

    amazing collection. Like all outfits.

  • Jackie Harrison
    November 13, 2015

    Very chic fashion enjoy your weekend.

  • Rowena
    November 13, 2015

    I could really get with the modern minimal sensibility of this collection. All the leather pieces are fabulous!

  • marie
    November 13, 2015

    oh that leather skirt is darling! Love it.

  • Danielle
    November 13, 2015

    There are various pieces I would like to have from this collection. I especially like the skirts and leather jackets. Have a great weekend, Allie!


  • Alice
    November 13, 2015

    I really love your style honey!

    Alice Cerea,
    Alice Cerea

  • Shireen L. Platt
    November 13, 2015

    I wouldn’t describe the collection as ladylike, I see it as retro but hip and edgy. I’m not familiar with Carven at all to be honest but I do love what I’m seeing here.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • noma
    November 13, 2015

    Whoa! Love the 70s vibe and the cool fabrics that they used.
    XoXo Noma

  • Elle
    November 13, 2015

    Love this collection. I adore that luxurious red coat. i agree, it is nice to see some slimmer shapes, easier to wear for the average person, if there is such an entity. I adore the camel outfit too, this table is a favorite of mine. Alas, I do not own any, but am inspired by the look.
    xx, Elle

  • Akaleistar
    November 14, 2015

    What a great collection! I want to wear the third look right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Monica
    November 14, 2015

    The skirts are gorgeous! The second outfit is amazing!:)
    Happy weekend!

  • Lux
    November 14, 2015

    Everything looks gorgeous.

  • Dora Toubanaki
    November 15, 2015

    I want those orange pants in my life! Gorgeous!

  • Dressed2dNines
    November 15, 2015

    There are so many pieces in this collection I would wear! Love the mustard shades and eyelet patterns!

  • tracy
    November 16, 2015

    This collection is beautiful. I love the floral skirt.

    November 16, 2015

    i’d not heard of this line, so thanks for the into! def get the 70s, girlie vibe!

  • Kathryn
    November 16, 2015

    I definitely see the 70’s inspiration here! Loving this line, especially the various prints.

  • Kia / house of KTS
    November 16, 2015

    I can honestly say I am a minimalist. And I absolutely love each of these pieces. I can see any of these individual pieces in my closet, paired with so many of my other clothes. I just love it. Thank you for posting this collection.

    Kia / KTS

  • Agnes W
    November 16, 2015

    Can I have that 2nd look please? Honestly, if it wasn’t for that warm spell we had this weekend I would find this depressing (heading into winter) but I guess I still have remnants of the sun in me because looking at this is inspiring :)!

    House of Illusions

  • Style Tomes
    November 17, 2015

    I love those scalloped hems! I’m usually not a big fan, but these pieces are done so well!
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