The epitome of youthful ‘60s mod, Carven won my heart with an explosion of mini skirts and fitted turtlenecks in their fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. From floral to stark minimalist design, the mini skirt was the staple of the collection. I was impressed by Carven’s juxtaposition of sweet shapes and tomboy-prep looks. A lot of nostalgia and a dash of quirk were the two most important elements to making this collection a recipe for sartorial success.
I took inspiration from the impeccably styled mini skirt looks in order to make my own fall-ready look. After coming full circle from my childhood hatred of turtlenecks, I have been obsessing over turtleneck combinations and trying to figure out a way to incorporate them into a majority of my fall outfits. Little did I know as a not-quite-fully-formed Fashionista child, turtlenecks add a level of sophistication and can elevate any outfit with a quick slip over the head. As Carven exhibited in their runway collection, the mini skirt is a perfect complement to the turtleneck. I wanted to go with a floral print to bring a spring element into fall. The print complements the minimalism of the hunter green turtleneck. My mini skirt look was not complete without a pair of tights and tall leather riding boots. The geometric shapes on the tights were a great contrast to the floral print of the skirt and added another dimension to the outfit with the effect of print layering.
All in all, I must say that Carven never ceases to amaze or inspire.