Day 6 of fashion week and there were several strong shows: Rodarte, Karen Walker and Monique Lhuillier all impressed with their deeply feminine, highly wearable collections. Marc Jacobs’ clown-wear, not so much. Check out his runway looks, along with Alice + Olivia, Thom Browne, and more — after the jump!
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Anthropologie is at it again, launching a new series of collaborative lines by designers like Mia Christopher and Dusen Dusen. This latest crop includes a new round of items from Karen Walker’s diffusion line Hi There. But for all the winners, there’s also a couple of losers — Swarm’s painted denim jackets look like something you’d find at your eccentric aunt’s garage sale. No thanks.
Check out some selections from the new Made In Kind offerings above!
The next greatest collaboration? We’re betting on Karen Walker’s new affordable collection for Anthropologie. A new lookbook featuring the 35 or so pieces she designed for the store is out, and we’ve selected our favorite nine dresses, tops and skirts. Called “Hi There by Karen Walker,” the line will be available in Anthropologie stores throughout the United States this spring.
The thing with preppy style is that sometimes it takes itself too seriously. Put on a seersucker jacket and some argyle, and all of a sudden, you’re unwittingly summing up a whole world of boarding school, the Hamptons, polo matches, and sailing (on that note, check out our intro to Lilly Pulitzer). Somehow, New Zealand designer Karen Walker has managed to make a jewelry collection that’s undeniably prepster, but stops far short of that manufactured-authentic look. Charm bracelets and necklaces come with chunky chains, bright colors, and outlined surfaces to give the accessories a younger and fresher feel. Charming, no? [Gargyle] Keep reading »