Original, effortless and unpretentious style with eccentric-chic undertones has made Karen Walker’s designs one of the most desirable amongst the fashion elite. As the first Australian designer to have a solo show at New York Fashion Week, her staying power has not wavered over a nearly two-decade career.
Walker began her fashion career in 1989, garnering international attention with her first runway collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in 1998. Like many contemporary designers, she fuses contradictory notions of masculine and feminine, luxe and pedestrian, as well as street and utility. However, it is Walker’s unique grasp of pop culture obscurity that gives her designs the pleasant and alluring quality that cannot be described. Season after season, her collections stay true to offering practical, comfortable fabrics presented stylishly.
Today, the Karen Walker label can be found across more than 250 stores globally, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Tokyo. The brand has expanded beyond ready-to-wear and now includes eyewear, jewelry, home wares and beauty.