Carven 的房子由法國時裝設計師Marie-Louise Carven於1945年創立。出生於Carmen de Tommasso，Carven是她為自己選擇的名字，努力為巴黎的生活創造一個新的身份，成為一名羽翼未豐的設計師。在5英尺1英寸時，Carven對年輕，嬌小的女性缺乏高級時裝選擇感到沮喪。專注於簡單而迷人的設計，適合較小的鏡架，清新的美感很快吸引了整個巴黎的女性，Carven很快就開始在全球範圍內舉辦時裝秀。她的旅行影響了後來的收藏品，她成為最早融入替代印花，形狀和材料的設計師之一，如非洲紡織品，蠟染和拉菲草。
Today, Carven has transitioned from haute couture to retro-inspired contemporary ready-to-wear. Remaining effortlessly chic and charming, present-day creations have been guided by a new generation of designers – Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud – since 2015. The pair met while attending the Atelier Chardon Savard fashion school in Paris. Their experience in ready-to-wear, accessories, and haute couture from fashion powerhouses including Givenchy and Marc Jacobs have reinvigorated the brand without forgoing Carven’s 1960s Parisian character.
For Pre-Fall 2016, Martial and Caillaudaud took inspiration from British influences, including iconic model Twiggy, the Prince of Wales, and London street fashion. Textured knits, tweed, high-waisted pants, and fur-trimmed outerwear with sporty, youthful edginess dominated the collection. The label’s signature cocoon coats also appeared in the collection in an updated version with softer, rounded lapels. The juxtaposition of textures and materials bring a welcome, subtle tension that engages a modern audience who appreciates heritage.