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Editorial

People-watching on the Paris streets, observing the looks and how people combine pieces and volumes. This was the starting point for Serge Ruffieux’s collection for Carven, which focused on layering and menswear pieces, especially oversize outerwear with robust shoulders topped with multiple layers of different materials. A cropped jacket mixing blanket fabric with quilted insets was worn over a long patterned shirt and a sheer embroidered skirt. An overcoat with big floral shoulder patches was styled with a pleated tartan skirt, while other jackets featuring basting stitches, fraying and raw-cut hems were paired with knits or skirts of various lengths. The layering continued with shirt-dresses worn over high-collared shirts, while tailored outfits layered long, structured blazers over high-waist trousers, a micro sweater and asymmetric lace blouses.