Ethical Shades From Karen Walker

Karen-Walker-Eyewear-1st-Summer-2014-Lookbook_Page_16The New York fashion crowd has been sporting sunglasses from Kiwi designer Karen Walker for years.  Her vintage inspired shades have garnered a cult following with fashionistas like the Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine often seen sporting the latest wild and wonderful designs.

This season’s large black Orbit Filigree sunglasses channel Jackie O at the height of the glamorous 60s and are perfect for keeping the sun off your face while looking super cool at the beach this summer.  The Northern Lights Crazy Tort glasses are a brilliant take on a classic tortoiseshell and will make even the most simple summer look instantly street-style cool.  Designed as part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, the designer worked with community groups in Kenya on the collection this season.  Local artisans created handmade pouches for the glasses and were then featured as the models for the beautifully shot campaign.




  1. Very glad to read this. I love Karen Walker sunglasses, but my face is just too heart-shaped and small for them. 😦

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