In 2009 Guillaume Henry came on board as creative director of famed but fledging French house Carven. His work was instantly recognized and season by season he has created a brand coveted by many. The first couple of seasons focused on a younger girl, however, he has steadily matured and the Carven girl is now a woman. It is no secret that Henry’s talent lies in tailoring, suiting and separates, this season he added cutouts, epitaphs which exaggerated the shoulders in a really great way and played with textures and colors. At first glance the collection seemed a bit heavy for spring, (dark, rich colors usually reserved for AW) but it redeemed itself as the looks came down the catwalk and transitioned to a lighter look. Lot’s of red, nude with red, maroon with red (odd combo, but it worked), lace, and lighter fabrics balanced it out. I really loved the pant suits, short trousers hitting above ankle with cinched jackets in great colors and exaggerated lapels. The shoes was also cool, he has had a very successful run with them and continues to come up with new ideas. All in all, a very strong show proving that the devil is in the details.