2008 September 7
Karen Walker - New York Spring 2009
(NEW YORK) Karen Walker put a twist on tradition for her Spring 2009 line, shown on Saturday at the Altman building. Button-up shirts, blazers, and shorts abounded, but blazers were blatantly oversized, button-ups were pleated at the hems, and shorts were full, even pajama-esque. There was hardly a classic spring floral, but instead spider web and wicker prints; even a leopard print was abstract, cartoonish, and apricot or mint colored.
True, the charm was in the quirks - the oversized, almost anti-sexy dresses, the white Keds with a black cap-toe messily painted on, and Walker’s eyewear collection, an array of colored and clear lenses and frames in bold shapes - but the collection would have been stronger had there been a clearer direction.