Carven’s new design duo was announced this week, but they’ve been working secretly on the collection they showed on Thursday for several months. Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial got their shot at the job after a spate of designer musical chairs that began last fall when Peter Copping left Nina Ricci for Oscar de la Renta.
Guillaume Henry left Carven to take the big job at Nina Ricci, which left Carven to turn to the Mr. Caillaudaud, a former accessories designer for Tods and Jil Sander, and Mr. Martial, who left his job designing Iceberg for the new gig. Let the dominoes fall.