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Karen Walker Eyewear Celebrates Ten Years with All-Gold Best-Of Collection

Golden oldies from one of the funnest eyewear designers around.

By Rima Sabina Aouf
October 10, 2014
By Rima Sabina Aouf
October 10, 2014

Ten-year anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with tin, but fantastic NZ designer Karen Walker has no time for such banalities. To mark ten unconventional years in the eyewear game, she has released the 'Celebrate' collection, entirely done in gold.

If they look like lavish versions of what's come before, well, that's exactly what they are. Each style is an iconic favourite from a previous year's collection. So there's 2005's Annie, earlier seen on this vampire; 2013's Northern Lights, earlier seen on this grande dame; and 2012's Number One, earlier seen on this balloon.

The metal frames have been encased in a clear epoxy resin, making them look like solid gold. But you'll be looking more Greek island hopper, less Daft Punk member thanks to the warm, amber-brown mirrored lenses, which is what's really elevating these golden oldies to the next level.

Here's to another ten years of taking loud, playful and sometimes silly risks on our faces, and another ten years of waiting to see who/what will model Karen Walker's designs next. Check out the festive campaign for Celebrate, shot by Derek Kettela, below.

To see out the full collection or just dive in and buy, head to the Karen Walker Eyewear website. Each style is priced at NZ$399 ($358) and is in store from October 9.

Published on October 10, 2014 by Rima Sabina Aouf
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