Carven has named British designer Louise Trotter as its new Creative Director, a role that has lain dormant for some years.
Carven has experienced some turbulence in the past several years including claiming bankruptcy in 2018 which ushered in a new owner, Icicle. The French fashion house has been relatively quiet since then, its presence missed on the runway.
Trotter recently ended a four-year tenure at Lacoste where she held the same role. She's also worked with Joseph, a British brand that she has been credited with leading into a more fashion forward era that proved to be very successful.
A statement was released by the designer in which she expressed her excitement to “...write a new chapter for Carven: a youthful French house that to me embodies a spirit of freedom, joy and a confident femininity”. She will be replacing Serge Ruffieux who left the fashion house in 2018 after only 18 months.
The CEO of Carven, Shawna Tao, wrote of her optimism that Trotter "...is the perfect candidate to revive the house of Carven."
Trotter's SS24 collection will debut at Paris Fashion Week in September.
Cover Image: Instagram @carven, Photo: Ezra Petronio