Nobody working in the industry would deny that the fashion circuit is now moving at lightning speed velocity. Designers, editors, writers and photographers are constantly dashing about the globe from one “must attend” event to the next. Endlessly trying to just keep up, let alone get ahead.
It was this urgent immediacy that designer Guillaume Henry wanted to give his spring/summer 2015 Carven collection.
“Fast. Speed. Vertical. Linear,” said Henry at a quick clip after his show. “It’s a Carven girl who is dynamic, energetic, spontaneous, fresh and efficient,” he added in a rush.
The designer certainly got straight to the point. His athletic bold colored Mod-esque A-line dresses with bands of contrasting colors or snakeskin across the breasts, striped bike shorts and practical low heeled footwear designed for quick stepping women all had a vigor to their designs.
The pop art primary color palette was also skillfully interworked with Japanese influences. Prints of Asian women bathers were first spliced into erratic segments on a dress and then later diluted onto lace tops and short coats.
Models, their boxy bags carried under the arm as if they housed motorcycle helms, also showed up in dresses that celebrated colorful delineation. It was almost as if the bright prints and sporty waves of color were being viewed like the blur of a flashy sports car whipping by.
It all made for a collection filled with high impact yet functional clothing for the modern woman on the go.
Henry too is on the fast track. He has a bright future in fashion and sometime in the near future his rapid rise will be giving him new sartorial horizons to explore.