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First look: Karen Walker Autumn 2017 ‘Babou’s Revenge’ collection


You are Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot, an exotic feline wrenched against your will from the wilds of South America, forced into studded collar and leash to be paraded as a spectacle at your surrealist master’s side while he entertains the demi-monde of Manhattan.

Well, Dali, your sweet, fierce Babou ain’t taking it no more. You should know that a cat belongs to no one and this ocelot is finally growing claws. This then, is Karen Walker’s inspiration for Autumn 2017. This is Babou’s Revenge.

Karen Walker’s Babou is a wildcat straight off the pampas making her way in the big city. Washed denims, Sunday-best white shirting and floaty diaphanous dresses riffle through the back-catalog of Karen Walker’s greatest hits when it comes to their detailing; pintucks and volume, pearl buttons and gold arrow zippers, tassels and bold stitching. The collection is anchored by another Karen Walker signature – masculine tailoring. Proof that revenge doesn’t always have to be sweet.

Babou’s Revenge by Karen Walker is available in-store and online at karenwalker.com now.

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