Karen Walker Shoots for the Moon


Karen Walker has a fascination with “space age suburbia’s unabashed hope for the future.” For anyone who doesn’t understand what that means, let’s simplify: the New Zealand designer put on a wickedly eclectic collection with stars, giant polka dots, galactic print and foil reigning supreme. 

It could have easily been a hodgepodge of bad color choices mixed with bad fabric choices in unflattering silhouettes, but the crepe de chine, taffeta, georgette and organza heavy collection felt of-the-moment and fashion forward all at the same time. 

The flowy high-waisted pants, full skirts, and easy coats were more evidence that skinny pants and form-fitted garments are obsolete for spring 2013. Instead they’ve been replaced in damask prints, star washed denim, and copper foil. 

The girl hasn’t changed.  She’s the same creative, sophisticated girl who loves to trot the globe looking well put together. This season, she has taken a cue from her mom’s style—including a shaggy fringe bang—and added a little something from 2013 and 2031. 

With all the swingy skirts, metallic sleeves, and wide coats, it was almost expected that the girls would take off to the sky as their final walk. Instead they simply strutted into the future—warm weather days of feminine cashmere sweaters with pink loafers and dreams of walking the moon.

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