Karen at the Cutting-edge

Work by leading NZ fashion designer Karen Walker is currently on show at Seattle’s Bellevue Art Museum. Walker is featured alongside fellow rule-breakers John Galliano, Issey Miyake and Alexander McQueen in Fashion: The Greatest Show on Earth, a high-tech celebration of “runway spectacle.” Says Walker; “The exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and performance art. It’s a really nice confirmation that our ideas are valid and valued by the fashion community.” And crossing the art-pop border again: a “stunning” black satin Karen Walker prom dress helped Kelly Osbourne steal the spotlight at the MTV Awards, and Walker is currently dressing Liv Tyler and Kate Winslet.


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Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

There’s a very particular harmony in the South London home of Cassandra Ellis. Inside, the atmosphere is of preternatural calm. For anyone familiar with Atelier Ellis, the independent paint company (originally…