Karen Walker

Karen Elizabeth Walker, born December 4, 1969, is a famous fashion designer who owns a self-named brand. She started her fashion journey in 1987 when she opened her first store in Newmarket, Auckland. Celebrities including Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Meghan Markle have all worn Walker’s creations. We will help you celebrate her special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Karen Elizabeth Walker


Kare, Miss Karen, Kiki, Kare Bear, Cruella, Shu-Shu Fontana

Birth date:

December 4, 1969



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

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Karen Elizabeth Walker was born on December 4, 1969, in Auckland. Walker attended Epsom Girls Grammar School. She has designed and styled many celebrities in the American industry and is famous for casual dresses that anyone can wear at any time.

Walker kicked off her fashion journey in 1987 when she opened her first store in Newmarket, Auckland, which later rose to prominence in 2000. In 1998, she started selling to the American luxury store Barney’s New York and showcased her first runway collection. Walker signed a partnership in 2011 with a retail chain store in the United States named Anthropologie. Walker was appointed a New Zealand Order Merit member because she served the fashion industry in the 2004 New Year Honors. In 2009, she got an accolade in the ‘Creative Category’ from the World Class New Zealand Award. Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Claire Danes, Zoey Deschanel, Beth Ditto, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler, Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra, and Alexa Chung are just a few of the stars that have sported Walker’s creations.

She married Mikhail Gherman, her brand’s creative director when she was 21; they have a daughter named Valentina. She is presently working on launching some bridal wear. Despite being in her 50s, Walker has a phenomenal physique that is quite an envy.

Career timeline

She Ventures into Fashion

Walker initiates her first fashion label.

Her First International Trade

Walker starts selling to American Luxury store Barney’s New York and showcases her first runway collection.

The New Zealand Order Merit

Walker is appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order Merit because she serves the fashion industry.

She Collabs with Anthropologie

Walker enters into a partnership with a retail chain store in the United States named Anthropologie.

Why We Love Karen Walker

  1. She is a vegetarian

    Walker has been a vegetarian for over 25 years. We love how she is decisive about her food lifestyle.

  2. She’s versatile in her business

    Walker has many affordable designs ranging from clothes, bags, jewelry, perfumes, slip-on, shoes, athletic wear, and eyewear. We love how versatile she is in her business.

  3. She is a celebrity designer

    Walker has designed clothes worn by world-famous celebrities. We admire her tenacity.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Siri taught her to play the piano

    Walker gives credit to Apple’s Siri for teaching her the basics of piano playing.

  2. She plays scrabble

    Walker’s highest-scoring word is ‘autistics,’ which got her 138 points.

  3. She enjoys “Doctor Who”

    Walker has been a massive fan of the T.V. series “Doctor Who” since she was a child.

  4. She got a kiss from President Clinton

    Walker was given a peck on the cheek by Clinton.

  5. She has over 10,000 bees

    Walker has over 10,000 bees as pets; they live in a hive and supply her with all the honey she needs.

Karen Walker FAQs

Is Karen Walker Kiwi?

The Karen Walker brand is a Kiwi success story on a global scale.

How many employees does Karen Walker have?

The workroom consists of a team of 15, including designers, print designers, sample cutters, sampling development managers, machinists, and production staff.

How many branches does Karen Walker own in New Zealand?

Walker owns five stores in New Zealand, with four in Auckland and one in Wellington.

Karen Walker’s birthday dates

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