Walker’s Wizardry

December 28, 2007
Christopher Kane’s voluminous and rapid rise to fame led the fashion limelight to the somewhat unlikely Scotland and the design talent therein. It must be proclaimed a pity though that Kane has overshadowed, in a sense, the rest of that burgeoning talent. A prime example of the Scots’ style ingenuity is Deryck Walker.

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Walker’s website archives reach back to AW 05. From delving into the cleanly presented imagery one is afforded the opportunity to appreciate Walker’s directional designs for men whilst also enjoying some top photography. Proof here.

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What I like most about Walker is his inherent versatility and sheer fearlessness to develop new ideas and concepts. Walker reinvents each season – from Wizards to Dandies, presenting fresh looks radically different from the previous season’s but also featuring welcome trademarks eg. his penchant for folding and appealing structure.

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Walker’s courage is not limited to risks taken in the realms of menswear but also regards the fairer sex as he plans to unveil his second collection incorporating womenswear this upcoming FW 0809 season. Stay tuned, this Robert Cary Williams and Boudicca alum is sure to set London, and beyond, alight.

Images from GQstyle

  • MR style December 28, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    his design are brilliant ! i’m lovin him too

  • WendyB December 28, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I like those yellow accents.

  • susie_bubble December 29, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Same old story, womenswear overshadowing menswear…. tis a shame but at least it does make it all the easier to wear Deryk Walker without getting immediately recognised (which is what would happen if any girl were to wear Kane…)

  • Lynn & Horst December 29, 2007 at 9:19 am

    it’s so fantastic to discover more and more great menswear designers,men are lucky these days – and i hope this will last

  • Kat December 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Ha ha, i am glad that i informed you that you grip pens incorrectly too! I love the third oufit and the coat in the last picture is just sumptuous. Love his style.

  • riz December 30, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Wow, Boudicca alum eh?? You are truly a great writer DCB, you describe the clothes wonderfully!Happy New Year in advance!

  • DandyWarhol December 30, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    diggin’ the checked glasses!

  • Juliet December 31, 2007 at 1:02 am

    I would love to see something new on men’s fashion, but when I do I usually don’t like it.. od…juliet xxx

  • underneath January 1, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    The backwall of the first show is playfull and prefectly suits the clothes!

  • DIGO July 9, 2008 at 6:50 am

    You’re welcomeappear in my blog to say hixxx