New York Fashion Week: Karen Walker
After meeting a very relaxed Karen Walker backstage (Style.com reported she “treated herself to ten hours of sleep”), we settled in for her show, aptly titled “Sea Monsters” for the collection inspired by Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
As expected, Walker took us on a nautical ride. Pops of yellow submarine-hued sweaters and shoes were reined in by dark tweed skirts and coats with seaworthy gold buttons. Adding flirt to masculine, tailored cuts, ruffles floated on collars and hemlines of jackets, skirts, and dresses. Pattern-wise, paisley ruled. But that didn’t stop plaids, metallic jacquards, and, our favorite, oversize octopus print from standing out.
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