NEW YORK…Season after season, Karen Walker’s collections are reliably wearable, youthful and undoubtably saleable, even during uncertain economic times. For F/W 09, the designer ensured her continued success by solidifying her history of hits, choosing flirtatious, puff sleeve dresses, tie-front blouses and slim but forgiving menswear inspired trousers. Pastel prints played softly off of gray backgrounds, while a hint of shine on pants and a motorcycle jacket kept the collection from becoming too saccharine. Consider Walker’s effortless mix of femininity and tailoring as an inspiration for fall.

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