Karen Walker’s Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection Brings In Youthful Workwear

Karen Walker‘s fall/winter 2017-18 ready-to-wear collection featured exaggerated workwear and a lot of youthful concepts. Many of the looks she presented were old ideas reconfigured with new executions to make for a series of unique clothes.

Karen Walker Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - PFW

Walker started off her photoshoot with a pair of tailored dress pants and a classic blue worktop, styled slightly new with oversized sleeves that lightly tie off. The striped scarf hanging from the collar emulates an oversized tie, bringing the whole outfit to a stereotypical office setting.

Later in her collection she showed a lot of denim and polka dots – often together. Walker designed a one-shouldered dress in a dark denim; it’s a classic silhouette that’s born anew in denim. Layered underneath was a basic long-sleeved polka dot top, making the ensemble even more youthful than if it were just a denim dress. There’s something a bit quirky about the matchup, and Walker seems to have addressed this by styling her model’s hair into high twin buns.

Karen Walker Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - PFW

That same model – with the same hair – was shown later wailing in a micro polka dot smock top layered over a long-sleeved cream top. If that doesn’t nail home how youthful the Karen Walker fall 2017 collection can be, then Walker would have been hard-pressed to find something more convincing! But the model was composed again by her next appearance, wearing a beachy striped midi dress and sitting “ladylike” on a prop stool.

A sweatshirt and T-shirt with a “MUTINY” motif is a super easy bandwagon to jump on for the youth of the world. The sweatshirt is styled as a basic top that would be suited for anyone, while the shirt has more of a feminine quality – but it’s just subtle enough to be applicable to a greater crowd.

A crisp white jacket will make for a striking outerwear choice for the fall/winter seasons, trimmed with the same stitch patterning as the denim in the line. It’s really a classic style, but the white elevates it, making it applicable to any time of the day, and wearable with just about any style or outfit.

Karen Walker Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - PFW

Many of the silhouettes in Walker’s line were androgynous, right down to the variety of black, brown and white Oxfords. She even had a male model to show off two of the looks.

The first was the same long-sleeved polka dot top as before, but this time paired with a pair of baggy denim jeans; the second was a black and orange suit with cropped pants. Both designs would look right at home on men and women, showing how versatile a lot of the clothes in the lineup can actually be.

Karen Walker Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - PFW

Photos courtesy of Vogue

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