Naven began with the creative minds of twin designers Kymberely and Alexis McClay. Immersed in fashion from a young age, while living in North America and Europe, their fashion forward thinking and influences have been rendered in their designs. After graduation from Pepperdine University and FIDM in Los Angeles, Kymberley and Alexis gained valuable experiences while working in the industry. Naven was born while the twins put their fashion ideals into a tangible form and introduced their womens contemporary line in Los Angeles in Fall 2007. Though Naven finds its roots in Los Angeles, the line embodies a touch of European influence stemming from the Twins background. Naven plays on a contrast between classic and sophisticated silhouettes and a young, fun and flirty style. The line highlights the beauty of the female silhouette through flattering fits while portraying empowerment and energy through bold colors, fine fabrics and an edgy take on classic form.
I am usually a size XS in dresses so I ordered this is size XS. It was a little short and I had to be very careful when sitting down. The band around the upper waste was extremely tight but the top part of the dress fit perfectly. Also, the shoulder pads did not fit properly into the shoulders. I exchanged it for another XS as well as a Small thinking this one was poorly made. The second XS was even shorter but not as tight, and the Small was the perfect length but too loose on the top, it was also a different shade of purple. The shoulder pads on all of them were larger than the actual shoulder of the dress. I preordered this dress in the leopard print but canceled after realizing these dressed are poorly execute. I am sad because I loved the style of these dresses but I am very disappointed with this brand.