Karen Walker on the Beauty of Escapism

by Olivia Moreau

Karen Walker's SS18 collection is full of deft touches and casual cool. If her previous work has been driven more by the singular narrative of her inspirations (like Marie Antoinette), then this collection is a diversification of aesthetics that is bound to translate well commercially while throwing down the marker for future collections. Karen's strongest point has always been her ability to find whimsy in functionality, and this collection is no different in that sense but the escapism truly lies on the details and the silhouettes.  Beautiful collection all together nicely topped off with wonderful prints.