Fashion Week SS09: Walter

In the whirlwind of fashion week, it can be easy to forget why you're going to show A versus show B. But there was a very practical reason to go to the Walter show: to see what we'd all be wearing next spring!

This accessible line is sold nearly everywhere now, but it's still a favorite of the fashion set--the show was sponsored by Elle and Style 360. Like Erin Fetherston, Walter was selected as a LU Style Award Winner. (Not quite sure what that means, but LU makes those delicious biscuits with the chocolate schoolboy on top, and blessedly, they're a sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Power bars be damned.)

Love her style--a combination of punk and femme.

Gorgeous silver leather jacket.

Ruffles and high-waisted jeans.

Three chic women.


We dread seeing lots of bland clothes on the runway because of the economy. So it was a relief to see that Walter didn't shy away from prints, because the general appetite for them is far from sated. Here there were plenty of florals and super-saturated colors.

A signature floral print for spring in high-waisted pants with exposed zippers.

High-waisted skirt and shorts that build on the short poufy skirts popular right now.

This long flowy dress looks beautiful in motion and deserves a trip to St. Barth's.

An eye-catching orange print maxi dress.

You can find full coverage of the show on WWD.com.