I was super excited when I saw Karen Walker's facebook page advertising that their new season collection hit their stores this weekend. Not because I was rushing out to buy up - that would have to be a MAJOR once in a lifetime treat! - but because my lily pad patterns match her new range and influences so exactly!
Check out her "Next Season: Salzburg, USA" collections just coming instore for both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Her blue dress (above) is almost identical to our Periwinkle Blue lily pad liner, which is made from Amy Butler's recent 'Bali Gate in Periwinkle' fabric from the LOVE collection.She also features a modern take on a neutral damask fabric (right), a red damask and a red circle/stripe Indian-influenced type pattern - all similar to patterns we have in our current range.
The 2010-2011 textile 'colour palette influences' I blogged about a little while ago (check my post below) all show strongly in her collections too - both the upcoming one and the current season called 'The Village'. Navy is huge, and there's strong traditional patterns, military, and a a few hints of orange and turquoise.
It's exciting to be reassured we're on the right track!