Karen Walker is the designer behind her eponymous brand best known for collections that are original, unpretentious and always optimistic. The label shows each season as part of New York Fashion Week.
Karen Walker collections are high casual, elevated with a signature love of print and colour. The reoccurring theme is juxtaposition of opposites — masculine and feminine, tailored and street, luxury and non-luxury, dark and super-cute.The label has been described by the U.K.’s Independent newspaper as being “The kind of look that provides a means of appearing cool but not trying-too-hard, cute but not saccharine, alternative but not self consciously so.”
Karen Walker was awarded the 2007 Prix de Marie Claire award for Best Creative Talent. Karen lives in New Zealand with her husband Mikhail and her daughter Valentina.