Karen Walker

New York: Karen Walker’s space-inspired collection seemed to correspond with the recent Mars Rover landing, which rekindled some of that Kennedy-era, celestial optimism. The limitless sky was the inspiration for prints, with “Jules Vernian” planets and miniature stars printed in an kitschy palette of midnight blue and sunrise pink. Translucent layers of organza and crêpe de chine added atmospheric dimension to prim shift dresses, A-line skirts and gathered blouses, while mustard yellow and metallic gold provided energetic bursts of color to tailored separates and suits. Walker nailed a modern take on 60s Space-Mod for a new generation who look forward a starry future. —Marissa Stuart

Silhouette: A-line / Slouchy / Oval / Boxy

Color: Rose / Gold / Blush / Orange / Blush / Copper / Mustard  / Midnight blue / Periwinkle / Cream / Sky blue

Key Items: Sheath dresses / Boxy sweatshirts / Ankle-grazing trousers / Chambray suits

Materials: Crêpe De Chine / Organza / Chambray / Foiled knits / Sheer jacquards / Foiled knits / Damask

Print + Pattern: “Jules Vernian” planets / Polkadots / Wallpaper florals / Stars / Sketchy sky motifs

Details + Trim: Piecing / Gathering / Peter-pan collars / Bows

Accessories + Footwear: Pastel loafers / Strappy sandals / Straw cadet hats / Skinny belts / Envelope clutches


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  • Michon Stuart

    A very enjoyable and most professional review!

    M. Stuart

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