This collection came out when I was in my last year of high school. I loved it at the time and I've loved it ever since. Victory Garden references wartime, the 1940s and Land Girls (all with Walker's signature sense of humour, pop culture and girls-dressed-as-boys aesthetic) all noticeable in the loose menswear shapes, tshirt prints (I'm still hunting for a version of that vegetable face print), liberty florals and sensible anoraks. Spring 07 was Karen Walker's first season showing in New York after eight seasons in London. A key silhouette in the collection was the many pairs of the loose trousers (a Karen Walker staple for a few years). Reminiscent of Oxford Bags and mens suiting of the period, Walker's pairs look achingly cool on women - their elegant swagger and mannish appeal never better than when in full stride. This collection also features some of my favorite prints. The ever so British micro florals in subdued browns and berry reds are so good that I actually have two pieces in my wardrobe - a pair of the knickerbocker-esque shorts and the floral cotton bodysuit (a sample that I managed to get my hands on). Who else has pieces from this collection in their closet? Is there anything you wish you had goten?
Southern Hemisphere Mainline
Souther Hemisphere Runaway
Sources: Style.com, Karen Walker