Karen Walker is a New Zealand born fashion designer with a reputation for her original, effortless and unpretentious style. Her labels are highly sought and carried by the finest stores throughout the world in cities including New York, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Karen has shown her collections each season as part of London Fashion Week for the past 8 seasons and from September 2006 will be showing at New York Fashion Week. She receives fantastic editorial coverage including regular pages in American and English magazines such as i-D, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Black Book, Vogue and Nylon.
Celebrities such as Bjork, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Lopez, Claire Danes, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson, Claudia Schiffer and Madonna all favour her work which consistently takes extremes and pushes them together - masculine & feminine, tailored & street, luxury & non luxury, dark & super cute. Her label has a feeling of effortlessness and has been described by the UK's Independent as "the kind of look that provides a means of appearing cool but not trying too hard... the fact that these clothes appear to be so totally not 'fashion' is what makes them so now".