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Karen Walker t-shirt bears equality message

Wed 13 Feb 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Karen Walker for equality photo by Patrick Reynolds modelled by Fraser Wood of Red 11. Karen Walker has teamed up with her husband to design a t-shirt in support of marriage equality. The grey shirt shows two bears holding hands, and reads “Karen Walker for Equality”. The designer, who has just shown her latest collection at New York Fashion Week, created the design with her husband, creative director Mikhail Gherman. “Marriage equality is an issue that’s enormously important to Mikhail and me,” Walker says. “We believe everyone is entitled to happiness and to being joyful in their commitment. We created a design that captures that joyfulness and is fun, warm and light-hearted – just like a good wedding should be.” Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts go to the Campaign for Marriage Equality, a nation-wide coalition of groups working to support the marriage equality bill currently before Parliament. The T-shirts, which cost $40, are available online at Their production was supported by photographer Patrick Reynolds, who took the publicity images, and model Fraser Wood and his agency Red 11, all of whom donated their services in support of the campaign. “We’re very grateful for Karen Walker’s support, and for the light-hearted clarity of her design for the campaign,” says Cameron Law of the Campaign for Marriage Equality. “Like Karen, the majority of New Zealanders and their MPs support marriage equality because we’re a fundamentally fair society that has consistently supported progress towards equal rights for everyone.”     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 13th February 2013 - 11:36am

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