Karen Walkers paranoia is paying off. Her Spring/Summer 10
collection is inspired by an island full of retired spies, referencing
the plot of 1960s British television show, The Prisoner. The
collection has a laid-back resort feeling, with most of the models
sporting loafers. Yet, everything was slightly askew. The beginning of
the show offered unassumingly feminine dresses with ruffles, tiered
hemlines, and drawstring bows. But then, those basic seaside colors of
white and navy were offset by psychedelic fabrics. Swarms of seagulls,
overzealous sailboat flags, and acid-trip florals popped out from behind
the catwalk corners. Not trusting the calm and anticipating the storm,
Walker had many flattering options for raingear (no small feat) from
mini-trenches to parachute ponchos.
Walkers accessories, as usual, were making surf-friendly waves. Her
hats reached exaggerated heights, which would have likely garnered Stephen
Jones blessing. Her sunglasses collection continued to rock the boat,
with tortoise-shell tea shades that were more Gilligans Island than
007. Her bags mostly consisted of totes: striped, dotted, and printed,
which easily complimented each other and could be carried together. One
model breezily brought three down the runway one-handed.
Karen Walkers entire line is wearable, for those looking to be casual
and those looking to be conspicuous. Why she has a cult following is
no secret. However, be warned. When wearing Karen Walker
, leave any
dreams of being a spy behind. Its impossible to go unnoticed.