She is from New Zealand! She seems like a more well known designer in NZ and Australia. I was wondering if anyone else knew that much about her. I always like going into her store when I'm in Auckland The clothes in this collection look really nice! from fashionNZ: "Karen Walker's new collection, 'Young, Willing and Eager', has just been released in New York and London and is due for Japanese, Australian and New Zealand release now. The Collection was shown in London with a presentation during London Fashion Week at one of Walker's London stockists, the super hip Hoxton Boutique. 'Young, Willing and Eager' was inspired by 50's teen exploitation and juvenile delinquent films. Our heroine hits that moment in time where she's torn between being under the protective wing of home and the intoxication of independence and danger. She's open-eyed and optimistic and hasn't yet developed a sense of consequence, strutting around in a lemon tee with 'Young, Willing and Eager' emblazoned across her chest or a satin biker jacket with 'Lady Hell-Kats' across the back. The silhouette's all immaculate pinched in cutting, tailored jackets, coats, pencil skirts and trousers with sharp waists in classic suiting fighting it out with ready-to-rumble acid orange cheetah skin sweats, cleavage tops, over sized sweaters, tight jeans, leggings and biker jackets with oversized collars. Add to the mix froufrou prom dresses worn with leather biker jackets and you have the essence of our prom queen running with the tough crowd. Colours swing from acid yellow and orange to muted and dusty salmon and aqua all set against a predominantly black backdrop. Accessories include neon perspex teddy bears, hearts and skulls Yeda Yun, senior buyer at London's legendary Browns Focus, say of the collection "It was amazing to see the colours and prints used in such an adorable and edgy way; it's a clever collection and she's nailed what's going on in fashion right now. I left her presentation feeling upbeat and excited." In the last month Karen Walker has received great coverage in the hippest fashion media including a profile in i-D as one of their favourite London designers in their 'Capital Gold' story, a profile in 'Time Out London ' as one of their six favourite designers showing in London, page after page of editorial coverage in 'Sleaze Nation', 'Dazed and Confused' and 'The Face' and upcoming editorial coverage by Mario Testino in UK 'Vogue' and profiles in 'Nylon' and UK 'Elle'. One of New Zealand's most well known designers, Karen Walker designs cutting edge high end fashion. Her clothes sell in leading boutiques both locally and internationally. Karen Walker's passion has always been fashion. She first became involved in the fashion industry in 1988 straight out of school. From day one she was focused, keen and hard working, and in the last few years she feels she has achieved her school girl dreams. It was her first run way collection in winter 1998 at Hong Kong Fashion Week that put her on the international scene. Karen's favourite designers are Bathing Ape and Viktor & Rolf and she says that the greatest influence over her work is that she gets bored easily! Karen Walker designs for "anyone who wants to think for themselves and wear original product" and is best known for her womenswear - the tailored man style trousers and broken pearl print on dresses and T-Shirts. She has stockists now in New York, London, and Hong Kong and has just recently launched a menswear collection. Karen hopes to continue her growth into the USA, Europe and Asia, and launch her menswear line into the international market." www.karenwalker.com I loooove the dress. And the skirt!