Swamp Style

Auckland-based fashion designer Karen Walker is included in Russh Australia’s January/February edition as one of the magazine’s “favourite creatives” asked to share her current obsessions and influences. The inspiration for Walker’s last collection ‘The Believers’ was Muddy Waters’ 1968 Electric Mud. Walker explains: “With its dirty voodooish blues and its cover images, swampy, sweaty and strange … It’s the inside photos that are the most hypnotic, a series of images showing Muddy having his hair done. He’s not having a trim as one would expect, Instead his hair’s in rollers and a hair net, and in one shot he’s under a lady’s hairdryer. The incongruity is what I love.” The Spring 2009 collection features in Teen Vogue’s ‘Style’ section. (January/February 29)

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