They say opposites attract but what if two French fashion houses with distinctly shared values and aesthetics come together? When they are Carven and Petit Bateau, the result is a sleek, perfectly pristine set of clothes for women, men, boys and girls. Marrying Petit Bateau’s meticulous attention to quality and knack for Parisian style staples with Guillaume Henry’s sculpted, feminine silhouettes and shrunken tailoring for Carven, their limited edition collaborative collection encapsulates the “plus simple” philosophy of each brand to a poetic effect. From the berry-red, form-fitting short dress with a crisp Peter Pan collar, to the midnight blue shift dress dress with an alluring thigh-slit, to the detachable collar and adorable Breton-striped bodysuit; this collaboration gives us a lot to love and covet. The seemingly simple designs are rendered in remarkable detailed padded materials that ensure both comfort and a sharp finish, as well as that elusive “je ne sais quoi” air of ease. It just proves that two rights can make a right so befitting that it’s all we want to find in our Christmas stockings.
Available from 4th December in all Petit Bateau stores and online on Farfetch.com, from £42 to £210.