FASHION

Keeping Up With Karla: Concrete Jungle

W’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director, Karla Martinez de Salas, is on the hunt for what’s next.


Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

I had always dreamed of going on safari, and for my honeymoon in December, I finally checked it off the bucket list. My husband and I spent two unforgettable weeks, first at the Royal Malewane lodge in South Africa, then at Mombo Camp in Botswana, taking in the unbelievable landscape and wildlife—not to mention the local wines. It was everything I had imagined, and more. And fashion-wise, it brought to mind Franco Rubartelli’s famous image of Veruschka on safari, which, it turns out, jibes well with the spring collections. Of course, you would never wear any of these pieces in the wild, but for the city, they make for the perfect utilitarian uniform.—Karla Martinez de Salas

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Model wears Salvatore Ferragamo trenchcoat, top, skirt, and necklace. Balmain + Aurélie Bidermann bag; Gianvito Rossi boots.

Photograph by Kai Z Feng Styled by Lindsey Frugier

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Valentino Garavani clutch.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci sandal.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

3.1 Phillip Lim pullover.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Joseph trousers.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Belstaff jacket.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

(From top) Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane cuff; Robert Lee Morris bracelets.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Giambattista Valli sandal.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

Marni top.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

A.L.C. dress.