The new Carven collection had an original theme: a modern, Parisian version of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway running around the city before a party while internally interrogating her life choices. This allowed the brand’s team of designers to skip into the past, between the woman and the girl, so the looks also adapted to time shifts. The literary reference to the protagonist’s desire to buy the flowers herself was turned into magnolia motifs on pleated dresses and skirts and on a blouse with oversized shoulders or on necklines reminiscent of lilies. Then came gingham tailoring, a series of pieces held by little gold studs and, amongst the black and white, pale shades of pink, sea blue and lilac that once again recalled the colours of flowers.