Karen Walker Spins Retro And Futuristic Patterns For Spring 2013

Karen Walker

Looks from Karen Walker's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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There's nothing we would love to do more than time travel. We're holding out for the possibility someday (make it happen, technology) but since the day has yet to come when we have the necessary futuristic tools at the ready, we're lucky to have Karen Walker. The designer, known for her effortlessly feminine looks, took us to the fabulous 1950s (and beyond) with her Spring 2013 collection. Walker, who takes us on a different journey each season, managed to put a modern and celestial spin on the pieces while making a nostalgic nod to the past. We're still trying to wrap our brains around the amazingness of it all, and may or may not know what year we're in right now.

Models floated down the runway in soft neutral knits, flowing georgette dresses in peaches, pale pinks and our favorite fifties shout out: a prim polka dot pattern. Literally dotting the runway, the baby blue and white combination showed up on swinging skirts, blazers and high-waisted slouchy pants.

Karen Walker

Looks from Karen Walker's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

Although most of the collection was built on a base of soft and smooth fabrics, copper metallic sleeves and jacquard jackets gave shape and structure to the subtle looks. Blasting off from the past and into the future we orbited around navy and cream blouses, dresses and pants decorated with a print of solar systems and moon rocks. We don't want to come back down to Earth.

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