New Season // Karen Walker Spring 2016

The past winter saw Karen dust off her snowboarding gear and hit the slopes for the first time in a decade. That weekend in the snow became the trigger for Spring ’16.

The combination of chic with functionality has always been inspirational for the brand and Spring ’16 is no exception.  The silhouette of old-school ski-suits and functional fabrics and trims were key starting points, while the underpinning glamour of ski–wear from the 30’s and 40’s are there in the collection’s details and prints. Waists are nipped in and elasticated or shirred, ankles and wrists are slalom-ready with ribbed cuffs and shirring while collars feature ribbing throughout.

Zips are exposed and industrial and seams are reinforced with heavy topstitching. Brushed drill in khaki and indigo denim are key fabrics with soft taupe leather adding to the utility fabric family.  Luxury fabrics include jacquards in tobacco, mustard and teal while signature prints play off mosaic stars and flames.

 


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