Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: New Zealand’s fashion darling Karen Walker was inspired by the light-saturated photography of American artist William Eggleston. Borrowing from his color palette, the collection was awash in a lively display of warm sunshine yellow, mustard, fire orange and bright regal blue. Careful to not go overboard on the pop palette, Walker mixed bright solids with pastel printed separates like easy button-ups and soft shorts. Print mixing was the name of the game, and an array of patterned pants, in both cropped and drawstring pajama iterations looked quirkily harmonious coupled with tunics and sweet floral jackets. The looks were accessorized with the designer’s signature, if not somewhat kooky, bucket hats, as well as tan and chestnut boat shoe-creeper hybrids that piqued the interest of several editors. A clothespin printed dress and a tongue-in-cheek graphic tee added just a touch of humor to the whimsical yet wearable collection.
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