Karen Walker’s shows are filled with truly desirable pieces that you want to snatch right off the models and wear onto the street. The ability to create such special pieces season after season is Walker’s amazing gift, and for Fall 2013 she did not disappoint.
Looking to Siouxsie Sioux for inspiration, Walker created pieces that were bigger and badder than usual, and contrasted those with the sweet, almost girly pieces she’s known for. Translation: giant, drop waist duster coats in creme and black and a slim, almost villainous long-sleeved, grey flecked minidress signaled the tougher side of things. On the flip side were rosy looks like a miniskirt and puffer complete with a snuggly orange scarf and pom-pom knit hat.
On the whole, the collection had more “grown-up” pieces than seasons past, the sort of sleek things with personality you could see on Jenna Lyons, while still maintaining the fun, flirty pieces you would imagine on Julia Frakes. Plus, there were some ivory loafers that I think everyone, regardless of your personal taste, is drooling over.