The Karen Walker ‘Visible’ collection features a plethora of new exciting designs and colorways. The line-up of sunglasses includes bigger bolder versions of some of Karen Walker’s signature frames, as well as both classic and avant-garde completely new shapes. As always, there is no shortage of color. The color palette ranges from staples, such as black and “crazy tortoise”, to summery hues of turquoise, lavender, orange, and even a gold sparkle (just to name a few). Also be sure to check out the limited edition models with lightly colored lenses.
Karen Walker’s previous campaigns have included vampires, Egyptian gods, and even broomsticks. But this season takes a more realistic approach for a cause that “aims to highlight, celebrate and acknowledge”. For 2014 they teamed up with the United Nations’ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to create fair wage work for groups of micro-artisans located in urban slums and disadvantaged rural areas of Kenya. These local artisans created limited run silk screen pouches, which will come with every frame, in addition to the standard Karen Walker hard case. The captivating campaign imagery features the very same machinists, cutters, tailors, metal workers and Maasai artisans. Check it out below…