Karen Walker always delivers collections that demand attention. But never in a way that feels like it's in your face. A quiet leader, of sorts. There always elements of her collection that leave me saying to myself, 'That was weird. Was that weird? Seemed slightly weird. But dammit, I want to be that kind of weird'. What happens all too often, in my opinion, is that runway shows evoke a sense of intimidation. A bit of 'that's what I want to be like'. With Karen Walker, her shows give inspiration and a more accesible response of 'that's what I can be like'. It's great. I love what she's cookin' up.
And for those of us that can't afford what Karen Walker sends down the runway and have to come to terms that her majorly oversized sunglasses just look foolish on us, there is hope. Karen Walker has teamed up with everyone's favorite 'I wish I could move into this store and call it my home' destination, Anthropologie, to create an affordable line ranging from $98 to $298. Success!
(All runway images c/o Style.com. All Anthropologie collection images c/o Nylon Mag.)