Keeping Up With Karla: Bold Strokes

W’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director, Karla Martinez, takes note.


In thinking about the spring collections, the most vivid image that comes to mind is the opening look at Marc Jacobs: a striped T-shirt worn as a simple tunic top by newcomer Ruby Jean. It set the tone for a season that’s filled with punchy colors, graphic prints, and a slew of op art patterns. Whether it’s Michael Kors’s rugby-stripe knit shirt and pleated skirt or Proenza Schouler’s collage dresses assembled from photographs of protesters and people in a swimming pool, these are strong, streamlined pieces that command attention. Indeed, Fendi’s new tote, which comes with a classic Baguette attached in traffic-stopping red and orange, got mine. Two bags in one? Now that’s a bright idea.

Model wears Michael Kors cashmere sweater, shantung skirt, and leather belt. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry ring. Alexander Wang leather sandals.

Photograph by Daemian & Christine Styled by Lindsey Frugier


Clockwise from left: Giorgio Armani crocodile bag. Salvatore Ferragamo suede bag. Louis Vuitton leather bag.


Fendi silk taffeta skirt.


Pierre Hardy suede wedge sandal.


Proenza Schouler satin dress.


Fendi woven canvas tote bag and leather clutch.


Marc Jacobs rayon and sequin tunic.


Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k white gold and diamond watch.


Marni lambskin jacket.


Hermès silk twill scarf.