A recent EIU article talked about the perils of dressing appropriately (and chicly) during the fall/winter seasons. I believe I have stumbled upon inspirational references and several solutions to this issue. Enter Walter’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Perched atop The Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge, Walter’s presentation featured looks using a unique combination of textures, materials, and fabrications. Embossed crocodile leather was incorporated into a few garments – a cool design detail that updated Walter’s shift dresses and trench coats. A black and green bomber jacket with faux fur lining could be worn during the daytime or thrown over a bright printed dress for night.
Oversized boyfriend vests, cocoon jackets, and menswear-inspired coats were the perfect toppers to his light, fun dresses. A black tuxedo blazer had leather lining the collars and cuffs. There was a single-breasted red coat with a drop waist that featured oversized collars, almost as if there was a dress peeking from underneath it. The addition of a citrusy lime color into the collection was a nice transition and pop from the blacks, greys, and rich browns.
Walter also introduced his first handbag line. From clutches, to cross body bags, and boxy totes, the Walter girl has an array of options to choose from that can take her from day to night. The designer infused his handbags with the same aesthetic as his collection. The colors, textures, and materials were clean and classic. The versatility and wearability of this collection is not only Walter’s signature, but his definite strong suit.
Photos by Monique