The latest collection from chic Parisian brand Carven, headed by Creative Director Guillaume Henry looks back to the Dadaism art movement for inspiration. Darker than in previous seasons, for AW15 the Carven man hangs around pool tables and has a dangerous glint in his eye. That darker tone is further reinforced by the jazz soundtrack, the slicked back hair and the clothes themselves, a colour palette of black, white, cream and grey to evoke the sense of vintage photographs with dashes of maroon, nude and navy kicked in (all very winter appropriate shades). The Carven collection proved that sometimes the simplest silhouettes are the best. Here, simplicity was cleverly played with, as proportions were exaggerated on collars and on outerwear. There was a wonderful ease about the collection too – tailored jackets styled with an oversized beanie could work for a collage student as well as a playboy. The boxy, sculpted coats were particularly impressive and the camel wool pieces show that Carven will be a desirable brand for seasons to come.

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