Karen Walker RTW Fall 2015

Karen Walker RTW Fall 2016

Karen Walker loves a utilitarian reference, so for fall she channeled acclaimed 20th-century photographer Berenice Abbott.

Karen Walker Pre-Fall 2016

Karen Walker Pre-Fall 2016

After hitting the slopes last winter, Karen Walker found herself thinking about clothing that was both chic and functional.

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2016

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2016

Karen Walker orbited into outer space for spring, with a lesson in futurism-meets-Russian folk style.

Karen Walker Resort 2016

Karen Walker Resort 2016

Inspired by the TV series “The Love Boat,” Karen Walker gave her resort lineup nautical details.

Karen Walker RTW Fall 2015

Karen Walker RTW Fall 2015

A group of prints — with motifs such as timepieces, television static and Peter Max-esque faceless ladies — shined brightest.

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2015

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2015

Walker used inspiration from Valerie Finnis’ gardening culture in Britain in the Seventies to create her new collection.

Karen Walker Resort 2015

Karen Walker Resort 2015

This collection was Walker’s answer to what to wear when she’s finally back home in New Zealand.

Karen Walker RTW Fall 2014

Karen Walker RTW Fall 2014

The designer looked to the women’s suffrage movement for her collection.

Backstage at Karen Walker RTW Fall 2014

Backstage at Karen Walker Fall 2014

WWD went behind the scenes at the fall show.

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2014

Karen Walker RTW Spring 2014

There was a definable slouch to just about everything she delivered, layered with eclectic abandon, and not a matchy-matchy look in sight.