May 22, 2012 5:36PM

Karen Walker SS12/13 Lookbook

'Sea Monsters' is all tenctacles and brocade.

NZ designer Karen Walker showed her SS12/13 collection, ‘Sea Monsters’, at NYFW this March, and now the lookbook has arrived. The collection is inspired by Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi novel 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, along with Brian Jonestown and the mods — think coral-like prints swirled paisley. And trust Karen Walker to make tentacles look ladylike, right? Ruffles, high-necks, pussy bows and shimmering brocades all point to another reference — the Victorian era, and its penchance for ornamentation and decoration.

‘Sea Monsters’ will start dropping in-store this August.