Karen Walker Eyewear 2009


Sucking the seriousness from fashion, Karen Walker's 2009 eyewear, dubbed "celebrate the sun," is a playful collection of both thoroughly modern and vintage-inspired specs.

The New Zealand-based designer's unpretentious attitude is a common thread in all of her designs, since they began gracing the major runways a few years ago. An astute mix of nostalgia, luxury and street, her stylized but casual clothing is an easy way to have fun with fashion without trying too hard.

A playful lookbook features youthful guys and girls sporting vampire fangs and the appropriately-named glasses like "Helter Skelter," "Voodoo" and "Jonestown." The eyewear itself is anything but eerie; with innovative nods to the past the feeling is fresh and lively, if not even a bit silly—perfect for summertime fun.

Shot by Derek Kettela, known for his clean and elegant style of photography, the images of the fang-filled figures mirrored by the exposed image's matching negative make for a keepsake-worthy publication.


Karen Walker eyewear is available online and in stores around the world, check the list of stockists for a location near you.