Take a break from reality with Karen Walker’s bold new eyewear collection
Picture this ¬– you’re on an opulent cruise ship when a storm ravages the deck, sweeping you overboard and into the ocean. When you awake, you come to discover you have washed ashore, left shipwrecked on a tropical atoll with nothing but a steamer trunk full of your worldly possessions. When you pop the lid, what’s the first thing you see? A vital accessory – sunglasses. This is the premise of Karen Walker’s latest eyewear collection, Lost in Paradise. The New Zealand designer has injected her trademark blend of elegance and eccentricity into this brand-new drop that has left us dreaming of a faraway lands and tropical escapes.
When it comes to must-have accessories, you really can’t go past a pair of Karen Walker sunglasses – and you best believe that the Lost in Paradise will have you agonising over your choices. Each pair boasts impeccably soft tinted lenses, intentionally creating an effect that leaves skies looking bluer and the future looking damn bright (albeit without a pesky glare). She may admittedly not be able to change the world, but she’ll be damned if she can’t reinvent her corner of it through kick-ass design.
Each style represented across the Lost in Paradise collection conjures distinct imagery, with retro styles coexisting with modern shapes and tints. The solid frames in the collection are as innovative as they are striking – from the secretarial pool chick of Miss Lark to the sheer fortitude of Banks, each style brings something bold to the table. Rimless styles have been created to push the boundaries of what can be done when your eyewear has no borders – think cat-eye shapes, modernist lines and even some faux bifocals for your troubles. The lightness of the lenses ensures year-round wearability for any pair.
If your peepers could use a permanent vacation, you can shop the Lost in Paradise collection through the official Karen Walker website.