Karen Walker is a New Zealand born fashion designer with a reputation for original, effortless and unpretentious style. Her collections are casual chic with one foot in tailoring and the other in street wear. The reoccurring theme is taking extremes and pushing them together - masculine and feminine, tailored and street, luxury and non-luxury, dark and super-cute. Overall Karen Walker has a feeling of effortlessness and has been described by the U.K.'s Independent newspaper as being 'The kind of look that provides a means of appearing cool but not trying-too-hard, cute but not saccharine, alternative but not self consciously so. The fact that these clothes appear to be so totally not 'fashion' is what makes them so now".
Karen Walker's eyewear collection counts such chic it girls as Anne Hathaway, Rhianna and Alexa Chung as fans.