The omission of Karen Walker’s name from New Zealand Fashion Week was glaringly obvious… But it has lead to a lot of curiosity around her anticipated NYFW spring/summer 2012 show.
After trawling through the images online, I have to say… I don’t think many people will have been disappointed. There is a lot to like.
Karen Walker consistently nails the median between sophisticated and playful, while simultaneously gesturing in both directions. In this collection we see a number of KW’s signature prints (that number sits at around 14 – 15 different prints), with plenty of awkwardly-clashy shapes, prints and colours. These themselves included giant checks, micro dots, thin stripes, graphics, and vibrant florals. I’m far from covering them all here, you’ll have to check them out yourself for the full effect.