20s, 30s and 40s in Fall 2014: Carven and Naeem Khan

Yesterday, I talked about Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent's Fall 2014 collections which are inspired by the 60s and 70s. Today, I would like to highlight two other designers who are inspired by the vintage era. Carven by the 30s and 40s and Naeem Khan by 20s and 30s. These eras are my favorites and I was very delighted to see these designers revived such glamorous periods in their collections.


Carven's retro silhouette is very 1930s and 1940s as illustrated by mid-calf fur-collared dresses and coats. Berets and muffs are the main accessories. I can see these outfits being elegantly worn by women in the glamorous days of air/sea/land travels. No doubt, a Carven lady is ladylike in her own right.


Naeem Khan has been quite enamored with the Art Deco era and is still righteously so for Fall 2014. He is a an expert in creating elegant evening gowns. I can see his gowns being easily worn by the likes of Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford or Jean Harlow. The women who wear his collections command attention and are not afraid of it. His collection embodies not only the spirit of old Hollywood glamorous parties but also casual luxury pajama lounging. Also, this time, Naeem Khan reinterprets the flapper dress. The flapper trend was huge a couple of seasons ago but I am still not ready to part with it yet. After all, who does not like some drop waist, fringe, sequin and maribou?

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