Inspired by Jules Verne’s 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Karen Walker’s Fall 2012 Collection presents her spin on under the sea militariana, mixed with the decorative flourish of the Victorian age, and a dash of 60’s pop.
Underwater paisleys reach out tentacle-like on oversize prints, while silhouettes take on a shrunken boyish shape.
Navy blue abounds – true to Karen’s ongoing love affair with the color. Pops of red and yellow add vibrancy, while metallic fabrics add a rich texture and luminosity.
Metal collar chains and waist details decorate Karen’s colorful medley of separates. Ruffles abound as a decorative motif, used freely on high necklines, skirt hems, and wrists – a nod to the Belle Époque.
Masculine outerwear is tailored and finished with a voluminous 60’s twist. Captain Nemo and Brian Jones are the odd bedfellows in Karen Walker’s Victorian, mod, science fiction narrative.
The collection is perfectly accessorized with the Karen Walker Eyewear range.