2 days ago
As part of @fash_rev @fash_rev
week we’re sharing the stories of makers behind our designs.
all karen walker designs originate from our atelier in auckland, new zealand. we’re very fortunate and proud to have an atelier where every style’s been meticulously developed and crafted by our in-house team of designers, garment technicians, patternmakers and cutters, fabric specialists, print designers and seamstresses.
once a garment’s design and construction is approved, it’s then passed along to our production team who work closely with our ready-to-wear manufacturing partners in new zealand and china (more about them in our previous posts or karenwalker.com). we also produce some of our ready-to-wear in our atelier. in 2018 this accounted for 17% of our production.
here’s some of the team; jennette and kerry (patternmakers), ruby (pattern cutter), leah, celeste and jan (seamstresses), holly, elina, rachel and kelsey (seamstresses and atelier managers).