September 11, 2009 New York
Hence Walker's quiet subversion of classics: the outré gold zips on a cropped navy trench, for example, or the unexpected bright hues of the boat shoes paired with nearly every look (a new collaboration with cool Brit brand Pointer). And while some of her prints—like a lovely pennant version on jersey dresses and bags—played directly to the seaside theme, she countered the nauticalia with a fab trippy sixties pattern and a China blue toile.
The effect of all of the above? Signature Walker, mixed and matched with a sure hand, a bit mad yet wholly infectious. After last season's polished look, this was a return to a more girlish silhouette, but there was certainly enough here to lock in the growing number of Walkerites of all ages.