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New Zealand based designer

Karen Walker

presents her collections on the runway of New York Fashion Week.

 

Hers is a design aesthetics which celebrates women with a nod

to historical perspective.

For a /w 2014, Ms. Walker drew inspiration from the suffragette movement

in acknowledging her home country New Zealand, which in 1893

was the first Western nation to grant women voting rights.

 

In the spirit of looking to the fashion past for present design direction-

her Fall 2015 collection paid homage to ’60s trends:

imaginative  prints

colour bursts

mini skirt hems

shift dresses

boxy jackets

denim dimension

A-line silhouette

boots boutique

trouser fashion

androgynous attitude

“Outta Sight” baby!

from designer, Karen Walker  a / w  2015

 

Mod squad

karen, walker, fall 2015, mod squad

Graphic magic

karen walker, fall 2015, print,

Blue attitude

cobalt-blue leather coat with front zip detail and textural accent

karen walker, fall 2015, blue attitude

Denim direction

denim shift dress

collared, three pocket detail, zip front

karen walker, fall 2015, denim dress as smock,

denim skirt with mustard-yellow stitching and frayed hem

boxy, cropped jacket in mustard-yellow

karen walker, fall 2015, cropped jacket

Mixed print

karen walker, fall 2015, mixed print

Graphic intent

karen walker, fall 2015, graphic intent

Accessory express

chunky scarf

black, zip top, hand held bag

  tread sole, caramel-brown ankle boot

karen walker, fall 2015, accessory express

Trouser suiting

karen walker, fall 2015, suiting

“Sheer”  sensation

honey hue, long length leather gilet

shearling lining

karen walker, fall 2015, accessory express

The Ensemble

high waist, rolled hem jeans

denim blouse with ruffle detail

cropped jacket

karen walker, fall 2015, rolled hem

Fabulous fabrication

textural, orange/brown colour coordination

karen walker, fall 2015, textural _

(images from vogue.com)