Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Karen Walker 'New Rose' FW 13 BTS shots

" I got a new rose, I got her good" rasped The Damned's Dave Vanian on the seminal 1977 album Damned Damned Damned and this is clearly one of the cues for Karen Walker's 14th showing at New York Fashion Week. As usual Walker delivered again yesterday; prints and patterns to the fore, angora (in Khaki), flannel overcoats, tweed tunics and coats (finished with raw hems) and of course more than a few roses, some dripping with paint. This is a tough punky collection, in a modern sense, that the designer describes as "school girl vs working girl." All accessorised, of course, with inimitable Karen Walker Eyewear, Karen Walker Jewellery and that oh so fabulous colab, Beau Coops for Karen Walker. Once again, congrats to Karen, stylist Heathermary Jackson and the very talented crew - a special mention to Amber D and the M.A.C crew for the perfect-for-the-range make-up.

All photos by Sonny Vandevelde