Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud took the ultra-gamine Carven lady on a deep-sea dive for his or her Spring 2016 assortment, exercising their potential to provide neat tailoring, sporty particulars, and the kind of kicky, youthful A-line silhouettes that persistently convey the ingenues operating, bank cards prolonged. The story, stated Martial and Caillaudaud backstage—whereas standing earlier than an inspiration board posted with Corinne Day’s portraits of Kate Moss for The Face, early feminine scuba divers, and diverse oceanic creatures—was of a lady in quest of a seaside journey. She ditches her boyfriend (however “packs a few of his shirts to put on together with her minis”) and learns to scuba dive. Ultimately, because the seems lead into night, she goes again to town; solely now she’s sporting her souvenirs.
And true to the narrative, nautical touches on suiting and separates (eyelets as portholes!) gave strategy to clear emblem tees paired with a Gray Gardens–esque shirt-as-skirt (“Since you’re on the boat and you actually don’t care,” stated Caillaudaud) and, ultimately, an extended and lean silhouette, usually centered round a slim crepe pant anchored by a clunky sandal. However whereas prints had been derived from sea creatures (jellyfish, octopuses, striped puffer fish, all lined in fluorescent spots and striations) and one stiff frock’s frilled edges had been paying homage to undulating tentacles, many of the garments—barring not less than one wonderful knit, which boasted dangling, beaded fringe—lacked the motion inherent to the life aquatic, favoring as a substitute the inflexible thickness of decidedly un-casual garments. Journey, in spite of everything, is about freedom—and even ingenues want some wiggle room.