Origin: Auckland, New Zealand
Karen Walker launched her label in 1987 with a store in Newmarket, Auckland. 11 years later she showed her first runway collection. Karen’s designs have been worn by Björk, Sienna Miller, Natalie Portman, M.I.A., Liv Tyler, Rihanna, Claire Danes, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Winslet. Her eccentrically elegant aesthetic has established an international following for its energy, playing cleverly with cultural subtext and crafting pieces that are both abstract and wearable.