Karen Walker

Arcade44 takes a peek at the front row with designer Karen Walker herself. The New Zealander, always one of the bright spots of NYFW, took a moment from the hustle backstage to tell us a bit about her 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-inspired Fall collection. This time, her “high casual” sensibility was rendered a bit luxe, with mermaid-slick metallic jacquards and boyish coats in deep-sea shades of navy. Oh, and the shades? Still totally obsession-worthy. Have a look for yourself.

—Angela Cravens