"bonne manière. "It means to be properly dressed; I can't fight what I like." " is how Guillaume Henry at Carven described his fall 2011 collection. Henry seems to have stuck with what he knows and loves in the ladylike silhouettes of his collection which seems to have succeeded in appearing both proper and engaging at the same time. His cuts of the double-breasted jacket and the lampshade skirt are classic whilst being completely modern due to details like the arches in the hips of the jacket and the crescent moon slits above the breasts of the otherwise demure black dress.
After launching just two years ago Carven has enjoyed great sucess due to his effortlessly chic clothes which have been described as "brainy bourgeois" with Henry's perfect balance of propriety and avant-garde hitting all the right notes.
Definitely one of my favorite collections of this season.
( To see the whole collection go to Style.com: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2011RTW-CARVEN )