Hey… Gidday, mates! Let’s cut straight to the chase. This bomber jacket was sent to me by the fine folks at Bonobos, and would be on high rotation in my wardrobe right now if it wasn’t so godforsakenly cold outside.Click to Continue!
Used internally on Maybelline NY to NZ and externally on Isaac Likes Blog (re Maybelline) As Spring descends upon New Zealand, New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014 descends upon New York! This week, we’re going backstage and on the catwalk with Karen Walker as she shows her S/S 14 collection. We’re giving you a rare behind the scenes look at the making of a fashion show — the girls arrive, go straight into hair and makeup, practice their walks, then get shot backstage, the stars arrive, and the show begins. So much action, so little time! Karen Walker wasClick to Continue!
You know how I keep mentioning this TV series named Maybelline NY to NZ that I’ve been working on with Jack Tame for the past few weeks? It’s here! Boom! In a nutshell, it involves me running around the streets of New York chasing after interesting people doing cool things. This week we’re coming to you from Kiwi favourite Karen Walker’s New York Fashion Week show, where we had backstage, behind the scenes and front row access… No stone was left unturned. The key to her success on such a big stage? DRAMA. Causing a stir. Doing something a littleClick to Continue!
I have a long running relationship with Karen Walker the brand. Back in my university days, when I was working at Little Brother and milking the staff discount for all it was worth, I spent many a pay cheque on Karen’s menswear, sold exclusively in Murray Crane’s stores. I compulsively bought up every tee and sweater print she made (often in all available colourways), and obsessed over each new drop like a Supreme junkie on an early Thursday morning. The Crane/Walker collaboration didn’t last long – three or so seasons – which will forever go down as one of theClick to Continue!
Photos: Greg Lewis 1. Karen Walker’s signature looks are a cropped blazer and a pair of mannish pants; boldly printed frocks and cutesy blouses with little frills. Today’s show offered updates on her classics, this time with a psychedelic twist – think the moment The Stones and The Beatles began their obsession with Ravi Shankar’s sitar – lots of Indian-inspired golds and a Koru-esque vine print. As per usual, my favourites were anything inspired by menswear.2. About four of the models started giggling as they were walking down the catwalk. Maybe it was a glitch in the matrix, maybe itClick to Continue!