February 11, 2013 New York
Alongside the collection's upgraded toughness, there was a new sense of sophistication, too. Walker had seriously de-fussed her looks, emphasizing clean silhouettes and solid colors, and though it was easy to imagine the typical young Walker fan wearing the collection's simple wrap vests or belted tunic dresses, you could also see a fashionably pared-down woman of any age falling for the allure in those looks. Similarly, Walker's slouchy trousers, flared biker jackets, and neoprene floral skirts could translate into a wide variety of wardrobes and be worn in many ways. To sum up this show with a musical analogy: If the attitude of Walker's collection was the beat that made you prick up your ears and take notice, then the melody you'd find yourself humming days later was its broadly appealing polish.