Karen Walker Eyewear today releases its second summer 2013 collection. It represents the second chapter of the collection originally shot by Ari Seth Cohen – a now infamous campaign featuring models aged between 65 and 92. Who better to continue that sense of unbridled optimism and excitement for the future than a bunch of kids?
With four models – Claudia, Tyler, Elise and Alice-Rose – aged between three and five, renowned photographer Derek Henderson set about capturing their untarnished positivity and boundless curiosity. This group represents a carefree time in all our lives, when things were less complicated and everything lay ahead. Both groups possess a sense of optimism and enthusiasm for the present and future.
“The idea of shooting kids as a follow up to first summer’s concept seemed obvious to us for many reasons. Kids and mature women are worlds apart in age but this group share a thread of optimism and happiness that excites us.” says Karen.
Bold shapes and a futuristic use of materials once again combine to produce another thoroughly modern collection from Karen Walker Eyewear. The 8-piece capsule introduces a new direction in form and colour while staying true to the codes that have garnered a cult following across the globe.
Graphic white and gold metal frames with metallic blue reflective lenses deliver on this collection’s cartoon inspiration, whilst more subdued black frames with dark lenses continue to integrate the laser-cut filigree elements first seen in Karen Walker Jewellery. The four new styles – SIOUXSIE, UNDERGROUND, ROWDY and PEEK-A-BOO – are available in both colourways.
Karen Walker Eyewear continues to command an enviable celebrity following. Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Anna Dello Russo, Katie Holmes and Alexa Chung are frequent wearers of the range, as well as Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Dakota Fanning, Florence Welch, Rita Ora and Charlize Theron.
Karen Walker Eyewear is stocked globally in major department stores and influential fashion boutiques including Barneys New York, Saks 5th Avenue, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Matches and Lane Crawford.
Karen Walker Eyewear’s second summer 2013 range will be in store from September 5th 2013.
Stockist listing: www.karenwalkereyewear.com