Sep 11, 2012 12:05PM

New York Fashion Week Review: Karen Walker

Cool girls, cadet caps and Space Age suburbia.

Karen Walker’s collection for SS13 attracted all the cool girls in town. Rumi Neely and friends turned up to lay eyes on the NZ label's newest offering, 'Fantastique Magnifique', which proved to be a buoyant take on Space Age suburbia.

Celestial references abounded by way of galactic prints and foil jackets, while throwbacks to 50s optimism were ever-present in Karen's colour palette and fabrications. Nostalgic hues of rose pink or periwinkle blue met vibrant maize and watermelon, in a nod to the decade’s naïveté.  
Tall hats and tall fringes were the order of the day, though. Cadet caps with extra height were crafted from straw, while one had to wonder how models navigated the runway with fringes that dusted cheekbones. Combined with neon pink lips, the look was a veritable cocktail of beauty-meets-the-geek. 
Karen Walker sunglasses were also on show, alongside shoes by Beau Coops for Karen Walker in all shapes and shades from pink loafers to mint booties. 
For the finale, Karen made her bow sporting a super cute pixie crop. It was the perfect wrap to the show’s lunar femininity. 
Photos via Karen Walker