global: karen walker - 2013 eyewear ad campaign

© karen walker / photography: ari seth cohen - mrs. lynn dell [80] wears the optimist

defying - if not mocking - the fashion world's total obsession with youth, ballsy new zealand designer karen walker has cast four 'women of a certain age' for her karen walker forever eyewear 2013 ad campaign. shot by renowned new york city-based blogger ari seth cohen, four women aged between 65 and 92 were photographed in their manhattan homes wearing the designer's newest shades, and proving that personal style advances with age. these ladies are interesting, inspirational and beautiful, and share their remarkable outlook on life in a series of short interviews that accompany the campaign. the new karen walker forwever eyewear collection once again pushes the designer's signature approach of graphic shapes, futuristic use of materials and a love of bold colour. consisting of 31 pieces, it introduces new shapes along with refreshed editions of much-loved styles. 

© karen walker ./ photography: ari seth cohen - mrs. ilona royce smithkin [92] wears the northern lights