Karen Walker’s new capsule collection will please both animal lovers and their four-legged friends this festive season. The designer has unveiled a range of clothing and accessories for you and the luxe pooch in your life in her custom print, Animal Magic.
Drawing on classic Karen Walker icons the collection palette consists of chic navy, black and blues. Items include a dog-walkers’ rain poncho, a cap, a sun hat, a dog bandana, a graphic print T-shirt and two styles of bamboo reusable cups, as well as bone china mugs which also feature the signature print in gold outline. Our personal favourite is the cobalt blue leather dog collar and leash with dashing bows and gold metal hardware for the cutest doggo-style seen in the streets of New Zealand.
A long-time supporter of SPCA New Zealand, Karen and her Australian Labradoodle Laika are ambassadors for the society, “In the past year over 41,000 animals were rescued and cared for by SPCA,” Karen says, “For Laika and me, knowing that we’re helping to support their incredible work makes this collection an extra-special gift.”
Between 6th November and 31st December, Karen and her team’s goal is to raise NZ$20,000 in order to fund the SPCA National Rescue Unit (NRU) for one year. The NRU is comprised of a group of internationally qualified emergency response volunteers, including inspectors, who provide a technical rescue service for trapped animals, as well as those affected by natural disasters.
The Karen Walker Animal Magic collection is available in selected boutiques and department stores with 15% of the sale price of every item sold being donated to SPCA New Zealand.