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Karen Walker Tapped a Nigerian UFC Fighter for a Men's Collection

 - Mar 14, 2018
References: karenwalker & wwd
Karen Walker has always been interested in choosing unconventional subjects with endlessly interesting backstories for her sunglasses campaigns. For this year's men collection, the fashion designer selected Israel Adesanya to be the face of her upcoming product line.

A Nigerian-born and New-Zealand-trained MMA fighter, the hunk in the Karen Walker's sunglasses campaign has been revealed as "the fashion industry's newest boy crush." Titled 'Monumental,' the photoshoot is clearly an intended transgression between traditional notions of masculinity and femininity.

The sunglasses campaign features Israel Adesanya, "who started as a dancer and has a very modern take on masculinity," showing off Karen Walker's eyewear designs with a big smile and a flower behind his ear. In the end, the photoshoot intends to take a multifaceted approach to the notion of masculinity.