Alexa favourite Carven in High St collaboration

French fashion hook-up

It’s impeccably French, the clothes are beautifully conceived and made and, if we needed another reason to love Carven (which we don't – you couldn't find a bigger collection of Carven fans that the ELLE office), Alexa Chung is a great fan and regularly spotted in the brand. Not least in her most recent ELLE cover shoot – when we visited Carven designer Guillaume Henry's studio recently we spotted a picture from the shoot up on his wall.

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So there was great excitement today at the excellent news that Carven is teaming up with another iconic French brand, Petit Bateau, known already as a one-stop-shop for simple Breton tops and perfect navy separates, for a High Street collaboration.

The capsule collection – that will consist of polo shirts, bodysuits, dresses, cardigans and separate collars – will be available from 4th December in all Petit Bateau stores.

If you haven’t started writing your Christmas list yet, this might be a good starting point.

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