The Karen Walker Pre-Fall 2018 collection featured palm tree prints had a central point in the collection, offered in sunny and sunset version, depending on your mood.
The designer gave it some gravitas by means of utilitarian silhouettes. Her key trouser this season was a baggy pant that she turned out in various fabrics—natty Prince of Wales check, punkish plaid laced with gold thread, a hammered satin-like material. And her dresses were similarly no fuss, offered in a variety of lank or blouson shapes. The romance was to be discovered in Walker’s touches of frill and distaff gestures like rough gathers, unexpected asymmetries, and unraveling hems and fringe, all of which got at the idea of civilized looks gone a bit feral.
The baggy style pant was rolled on the hems, in an array of fabrics and prints such as trending check, grunge plaid, and shiny satin.
Prints featured checks, plaids, and florals seen in dresses, shirts, and blazers. Power dressing might be trending, but Karen Walker has a bolder idea for confident cuts. The designer paired her baggy pants with androgynous blazers, did print on print in a bold manner and rounded up the looks with polished Oxford shoes. In case you were wondering, you can take Karen Walker’s designs at work if you don’t mind the excessive attention.