Keenan Walker, Head of Fashion at Market in Highland Park Village Natalie Goff

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Style Star Keenan Walker Breaks Down a Fashionable Dallas Fall

The head of fashion at Market Highland Park talks kitten heels, chunky knits, and Monkey Bar happy hours.

When you think of Highland Park Village, big-name brands probably come to mind. Your Balenciagas, Chanels, Célines, and Louboutins, to name a few. But for those who’ve discovered Market, Elisa Summers’ elevated lifestyle boutique tucked next door to Honor Bar, you know the shopping center is also a source for cool, under-the-radar brands, some of which are exclusively sold at the Dallas shop.

The fashionable force behind it all: Keenan Walker. The head of fashion at Market has a resume that includes names like Alexander Wang and Forty Five Ten. In between trips to New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, Walker walked us through a few fall trends and brands to know, along with some of her Village favorites.

Kitten Heels

“The Row did the [kitten heel] last fall and the minimal heel look is something we have continued to see carry through spring into fall,” Walker says. “As someone who is constantly on the go footwear has a larger focus on comfort and mobility.”

Market carries two brands, Hazy (which is exclusive to Market) and Dorateymur (or “Dora” for short).

Dorateymur heels on the left

Western

“The western look only grows stronger as we move into fall with footwear again driving the overall appeal here. Cowboy boots are having such a moment right now. Prabal just presented the most beautiful collaboration with Miron Crosby during New York Fashion Week,” Walker says. “Designers are showcasing ready-to-wear around the cowboy boot.”

“Lack of Color is one of my personal favorite hat collections which again ties into the western theme for fall,” Walker says.

Layering

“Chunky knits, cowboy boots, skirts, … layering. Oversized coats had a moment last season. This season it’s all about chunky knitwear and layers. More is more.”

For an outerwear investment, Walker recommends Georgia-based Material Tibilisi“Market was one of the first retailers to pick up the brand for the US,” she says. “The collection has fabulous outerwear made mainly from vegan leather.”

Ring Candy

“We saw so many shells and stacking bracelets for summer. As we transition into fall and begin to layer on our knitwear, I’m looking forward to layering and stacking on my rings,” Walker says. “I personally love mixing vintage dainty rings with new chunky style some of my favorite are from Hoorsenbuhs, Kimberly McDonald, and Dallas local designer Kaiser Atelier.

Keenan Walker Market Highland Park Village

Village Favorites

Beauty

“I can’t live without dry shampoo. I am always on the go—I have a bottle on my desk, in my purse, and in my car,” Walker says. “Dry shampoo, a great facial moisturizer, and mascara is all you need.” Walker’s go-tos are R+Co Death Valley dry shampoo, Chantecaille Rose Oil, and Lashfood Eyelash Extensions in a Bottle, all of which can be found at Bluemercury.

Bird Bakery

The monster cookie and tomato soup at Elizabeth Chambers Hammer’s bakery may have a cult following, but the spinach and artichoke grilled cheese is not to be missed, according to Walker. “Bird Bakery is my favorite Village breakfast and lunch destination,” she says.

The Newly Renovated Monkey Bar

“As the weather is finally cooling off sitting amongst the trees with the holiday lights soon to be turned on is the ultimate happy hour or date night spot,” Walker says. “Sitting upstairs amongst the trees provides a bit of an escape.”

Monkey Bar offers a bird's-eye view of the VIllage.

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