This Madewell x Karen Walker Collection Is The Answer To Our End-Of-Summer Fashion Dilemmas

It's inspired by Walker's most loved designs from the past two decades.


If you've been feeling the end-of-summer blues and need a little incentive to upgrade your upcoming fall wardrobe, Madewell's newest collection is just the cure-all you need. The beloved brand partnered with New Zealand designer Karen Walker to introduce a full range of autumn-ready must haves inspired by Walker's most loved designs from the past two decades.

"Our collaborations start with what our team is wearing and loving. We’re long-time fans of Karen Walker and her brand," head designer Joyce Lee said. "We love the energy they bring to their designs through their use of color and prints and the way they reimagine denim with a novelty twist."

Denim classics, including the Muster Denim Jacket, Blazar Zip Wide-Leg Jeans, Raw-Edged Denim Trianon Top — all in a custom denim shade named- "Walker Wash" — are easily the stars of 23-piece collection. The new collection also features archival floral prints in fresh fall hues of mustard, violet and champagne. Walker also introduced three exclusive sunglasses in the collection, including her iconic Helter Skelter sunnies.

“Madewell had free rein on our archives and they pulled out many of the garments that we consider to be the best-known and best-loved,” Walker said in a statement. “For us, it was totally intriguing to see our classic designs rediscovered and reimagined by fresh eyes.”

Shop the entire collection now on and in select Madewell throughout the US or select Karen Walker stores in New Zealand and Tokyo.

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