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Karen Walker Looks to Hare Krishnas for Unexpected Style Inspiration at Unfussy New York Fashion Week Show

By: for on Jan. 9, 2014
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Photo Credits: Indradyumna Swami

The colorful inspiration behind Karen Walker's new "Krishna-design"

Would Hare Krishnas wear Karen Walker? Probably not. But at the New Zealand designer’s spring/summer 2014 show yesterday, Walker focused on just that: Krisha-style clothes.

Despite being unexpected, the idea - which produced a definable slouch to just about everything she delivered - has been ‘in the back pocket for a while,’ Walker explained during a post-show interview. ‘You just always see Krishna people and they’ve just got that amazing mix of traditional Eastern utility and modern Western utility.'

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