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With spring’s glossy mags making the final edits for their big fashion issues, we’ve been immersed in news of this celeb being the face of this brand, and treated to images of super-thin, super-airbrushed models and celebs alike. Not with Karen Walker. 

The New Zealand-born designer has been known to shoot her ad campaigns in unconventional ways with no professional models. In the past, she’s used senior citizens and 4-year-old children, but this may just be the most stunning shoot of them all.

For her latest collection, Karen worked with the United Nations’ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to “create work in community groups of micro-artisans located in urban slums and disadvantaged rural areas of Kenya” and through the initiative was connected with a group of Kenyan artisans. Together they produced a unique line of pouches that will be included with each pair of frames purchased. 

Karen did something rare, and used the very faces that worked to create a part of her line to model her line. The outcome is nothing short of admirable.

Check out some of the snaps from the collection below.

PHOTO CREDIT: Karen Walker

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