Karen Walker and Blunt Umbrellas have just released a new collaboration. Image supplied.
Following on from previous notable collaborations, Blunt Umbrellas and Karen Walker released a new limited edition collaboration today. Called ‘Karen Walker for Blunt™ Grandmaster Umbrella’ it matches Karen Walker’s latest collection Onwards and Upwards which is inspired by designer Karen Walker’s personal love for the game of chess.
“Following the success of our previous collaborations, it seems only natural that we’d look to work with Karen Walker again and further build on our relationship,” says Todd Graydon, Global General Manager, Blunt™ Umbrellas. “With Karen Walker sharing our focus on the highest quality design, product, and materials, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect partnership.”
The print for the limited edition release is a clever chess print available in black and mahogany. The designer herself even features in the clever campaign images for the new umbrellas.
“When travelling, I’ve always loved scenes of people playing chess at the seaside in Europe and under the trees in Central Park and wish we had more of that in my hometown,” says Karen. “Perhaps we have a little more rain than they do around the Med or the Black Sea but why should a spot of rain get in the way of an afternoon at the chessboard? Enter our latest Karen Walker + BLUNT Umbrella and the problem’s solved. Talk about a great defence.”
The Grandmaster Blunt Umbrella is designed to be stylish, functional, and durable, withstanding gale force winds of up to 120 kph. Karen Walker for Blunt™ Grandmaster Umbrella is available online now at bluntumbrellas.com and karenwalker.com. In New Zealand it is also available at Karen Walker stores nationwide, Smith & Caughey’s and selected retailers. Limited stock will also be available at selected retailers in Australia, USA, Canada, France, Taiwan, UK, and Russia. The Grandmaster BLUNT Metro retails for $119.