Established in 1945, the house of Carven is announcing the appointment of Louise Trotter as Creative Director.

The British designer will reveal her new vision for Carven with the Spring Summer 2024 season, which will be presented as a fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in September.

“I feel honoured to write a new chapter for Carven: a youthful French house that to me embodies a spirit of freedom, joy and a confident femininity. I look forward to respecting Madame Carven’s legacy by making clothes with a new simplicity that are both purposeful and beautiful, whilst being kind to people and our environment.” — Louise Trotter

“Louise Trotter is the perfect candidate to revive the house of Carven. She is a talented designer who has the conviction and know-how to create meaningful clothes with a unique understanding of what luxury and sportswear mean today. I believe that her values and openness can lead this 70-year-old fashion house to an exciting new place. The Carven team and I look forward to working together closely with Louise.” — Shawna Tao, CEO