June 26, 2012 New York
Perhaps it's because her pop-up store, The Candy Shop, is opening at Steven Alan this Friday. After showing her Resort collections mostly in New Zealand and Japan, Karen Walker brought it stateside this year. The designer found her starting point thinking about Victorian seaside holidays, filtered through a 1960's lens. This translated to a series of baby-doll frocks, shift dresses, full skirts, and slouchy pants in floral silk crepe de chine and lightweight organza that looked almost translucent. Walker tossed in sailor stripes on cotton dresses and little white tops with ruffled collars, a nod to the playful frilliness that resonates throughout all of her past collections. But it was the range of polka-dot denim chambray pieces—a T-shirt dress, cropped trousers, and a little beanie come to mind—that left us hoping Walker's stateside Resort foray will become a regular thing.
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