So far NY Fashion Week has been so good! The cynic in me predicted that many of the collections would be on the dull side colour wise, but on the contrary. It could possibly be because many of the designers seem to have taken inspiration from Russia , which is known for embracing colour – but either way I’m a happy bunny all round.
Now I can’t profess to be one of the many who’ve been raving about Karen Walker, I’ve bumped into her profile a couple of times, and I know the basics. When it comes to her designs, I’ve liked what I’ve seen but haven’t probed further. But after viewing her collection for this season, not only did she bowl me over but this New Zealand chic won me over too. Her use of colour was fantastic from orange outerwear and bright bold blue anoraks and dresses to red berets and woollen caps and even yellow glasses.
The lack of knitwear gave the impression that the collection was not dictated by weather; rather it was versatility and comfortability which reined over each piece. Shying away from the skinny trouser leg that’s dominated trends for too long now, Walker loosened it up a little employing a wider leg and higher waists and worked skinny brown belts into most of the outfits to accentuate the waist and capture a consistent key look. What impressed me most was this was a youthful yet conservative collection which had the capability of catering to all. Yesâ€¦..I will be raving about Karen Walker in the future!