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Fashion meets functionality with Karen Walker x Blunt Umbrellas latest collaboration

The makers of the iconic and durable umbrella, Blunt Umbrellas, have again collaborated with celebrated New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker to create a limited edition 2019 ‘Karen Walker for Blunt Grandmaster Umbrella’. The umbrella is derived from Karen Walker’s latest collection, ‘Onwards and Upwards’ inspired by Karen’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 BLUNT Umbrella is derived from the current Karen Walker collection, ‘Onwards and Upwards’, inspired by Karen Walker’s personal love for the game of chess. “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.



Like the entire Blunt range, the Grandmaster BLUNT Umbrella is designed to be stylish, functional, and durable, withstanding gale force winds of up to 120 kph. The limited edition Karen Walker for BluntGrandmaster Umbrella will be available online from Wednesday 24 April at bluntumbrellas.com and karenwalker.com.

The Grandmaster BLUNT Metro Umbrella ( RRP $119) is available at Karen Walker Newmarket, Smith & Caughey’s and selected retailers.

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