Five Minutes with Karen Walker ~ Resort Collection Dropping Soon

We take five minutes with Karen Walker to find out a few of her favourite things on the eve of the launch of her Resort 15 collection.


Describe the label’s aesthetic.
Chic meets eccentric.

What do the designs mean to you?


When you aren’t designing beautiful clothes, what are you doing?
Yoga, cooking and reading books or splashing about in the pool with my little girl.

Describe your own personal style:
I’m really enjoying simple, well-made things.

What is your favourite place in the world? 
New York. Luckily we show there every six months.

What is your daily source of inspiration? 
My husband, Mikhail.


What is on your playlist at the moment?
We used Sparks’ The Number 1 Song in Heaven for our show at New York fashion week a couple of weeks back and it’s still going round and round in my head.

Where are you travelling to next?
Melbourne day after tomorrow, Sydney and Christchurch the week after and then, at long last, vacation time in Fiji.

Who are your dream dinner-party guests?
Jarvis Cocker, Gore Vidal, Larry David, Lena Dunham, P. G. Wodehouse.

What could you not live without?
I need my family, my Karen Walker sunglasses and my iPhone and then I’m happy.

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