By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist
After a season of speculation, Carven has named Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud as artistic directors for its women’s collections following Guillaume Henry’s departure at the end of last year.
The pair will unveil their debut collection for Carven this Thursday in Paris. Martial makes the move to Carven from his creative director position at Iceberg, where he showed his final collection in Milan last week. Caillaudaud previously was at Givenchy, where he worked on the footwear and accessories lines alongside Riccardo Tisci.
The duo, who met at the Atelier Chardon Savard fashion school in Paris, both worked at Givenchy where Martial began his career in 2007, working as a knitwear designer on the ready-to-wear and couture lines. Caillaudaud got his start designing shoes at Marc Jacobs and joined Givenchy in 2009, where he was responsible for the design of accessories, including jewelry, leather goods, men’s and women’s shoes. Recently, he consulted for Tod’s and Jil Sander.
This marks the first time the duo are working in tandem and the appointment of Caillaudaud hints at the label’s plans to offer a more comprehensive accessories offerings.
We are thrilled to be joining this highly creative Parisian design house. Carven is a brand that conveys a beautiful sense of femininity and freshness that we look forward to continuing into the next era.
“We warmly welcome Alexis and Adrien to Carven as we continue to define a Parisian and fresh elegance for the woman of today. We look forward to the overall creative vision they will bring to the growing world of Carven,” added Henri Sebaoun, CEO of Carven.