Stardust printed blouse and runaway flare jeans

Karen Walker is well known for referencing vintage styles and making them her own, and this ensemble comes from a period where bold, graphic prints and seventies styling dominated her collections.

The blouse, made from silk crepe de chine has a slight kimono reference to the deep V-neckline and ease of fit, which contrasts with the high waisted, tight-then-flared 70s silhouette of the jeans. The distinctive topstitched, crest shaped pockets became a signature of KW denim, and featured not only on jeans, but shorts and denim skirts from this same era. This style also featured again in following collections once this original iteration proved so popular. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Melanie Roger
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Karen Walker
Manufacturing location: Jeans made in China
Garment type: Blouse and jeans
Material: Printed silk crepe de chine, denim
Features: Deep v neckline on blouse, double button offset closure and topstitched rear patch pockets on jeans
Colour: Cream with orange/mustard print on blouse, blue jeans
Last published: December 2021
Label: Karen Walker and Karen Walker Runaway
Date: 2010's