Karen Walker is a busy woman. After returning from iD Dunedin Fashion Week, she’s been in Sydney at the Mercedez-Benz Australia Fashion Week as a guest editor for Refinery 29. Prior to that she launched the campaign for the capsule Wildflowers collection.

In business for over 30 years, Karen is undeniably one of New Zealand’s most globally recognised designers. What’s been the highlight of her extraordinary career? “There have been lots and lots of little wins,” Walker says on the subject.

In part one of three exclusive interviews, Walker is warm, funny and open as she sat down with FashionTV at her Ponsonby store to talk about fashion trends, both here and internationally, her upcoming role at MBAFW, and who she believes epitomizes the Karen Walker woman.

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid

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