Monday, October 10, 2011

Introducing: Carven

For fall 2011, we are very excited to begin carrying Carven for women! The label originated as a mid-twentieth century couture house headed by Madame Carven, whose approach to couture centered on a sporty, modern woman.

Since it's revival as a ready-to-wear brand in 2010, head designer Guillaume Henry has quickly risen to prominence in Paris and beyond based on his collections of expertly tailored, chic, and sexy yet modest looks.


For the fall 2011 collection, he cited Simone de Beauvoir and Lee Miller as muses, calling his look bonne maniére, meaning "to be properly dressed; I can't fight what I like," according to Check out the  beautiful and moody "showtation" (Henry's combination fashion show/presentation as an alternative to a traditional catwalk) video at Carven's website.

At nida, we are loving this collection of unique coats and jackets, plaid and draped tops, voluminous skirts, and especially the structured handbags in waxed leather. This is a collection that exudes everyday luxury, refined taste, and smart dressing, with an air of dark, intelligent mystery.

See you soon!