Playfully weaving together high fashion and street style, luxury and ease, Karen Walker has cultivated an effortless ‘high-casual’ aesthetic.
Preeminent New Zealand designer Karen Walker is equal parts local fashion royalty and international design wunderkind. She blends disparate influences – ‘masculine and feminine, tailored and street, luxury and non luxury, dark and super cute’ – into an original and unpretentious style, reflected in her chic flagship store at Britomart.
Showcasing all dimensions of Karen Walker design from clothing and eyewear to diamonds and beach towels, the store is set within The Pavilions at Britomart.
Opening onto a leafy central courtyard with a bijou planted courtyard to the rear, the store mirrors the signature elegant Karen Walker look, which has evolved in conjunction with famed Kiwi interiors stylist Katie Lockhart.
Clothing, jewellery and accessories
The Britomart boutique houses the label’s Mainline and Runaway clothing collections alongside Karen Walker Eyewear, Beau Coops for Karen Walker footwear and Karen Walker Jewellery, including the Karen Walker Diamond collection.
The store also offers items from some of the designer’s favourite brands, including Saint James’ classic Breton stripe tees and Escentric Molecules’ cult fragrances.
Karen Walker is featured in Phaidon’s book ‘Sample’ which sees 10 leading arbiters of taste assemble 100 of the most significant fashion designers working today. She also appears in Taschen’s ‘Fashion Now 2’ tome, which features the most important international designers as selected by fashion bible i-D Magazine.
Stocked in over 900 stores worldwide, Karen Walker is a Prix de Marie Claire Best Creative Talent Award winner and is the only New Zealand fashion brand to show each season as part of New York Fashion Week. The brand has amassed an enviable coterie of celebrity fans, including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Zooey Deschanel.
Karen Walker Eyewear
Karen Walker Jewellery
Karen Walker Diamond
Beau Coops for Karen Walker
Rivieras Leisure Shoes
Saint James Breton