Kate Spade New York, a brand once solely dedicated to designing women’s handbags, (remember their iconic rectangular black bag?) showed their range and versatility in the world of fashion with a full line of women’s apparel and accessories at a presentation at their New York showroom last week.
"Why save your best?" said Deborah Lloyd, the creative director for Kate Spade New York. “Wear it everyday.” We totally agree.
The classic all-American brand aimed to make fall fun again, adding bright spurts of color to simple black and white looks, with red and fuchsia tights, bags and accessories. Day dresses in lavender and sunshine colors were intricately decorated with beads and pearls around sleeves and neck giving elegance to the monotonous sheaths. One of our favorite items included the statement necklace below.
Lloyd said the fall apparel collection is all about "things that make you smile - your favorite things." Polka dots were one of the happy design elements prominently used throughout the layout - on ruffle sleeved dresses, on the floor where mannequins and models posed, and subtly detailed a coated tweed raincoat.
Kate Spade New York outerwear for the fall season combined both utility and grace with wool overcoats in black as well as a vibrant burnt orange, in addition to fur shrugs and stoles that looked poised and chic. Charming jewelry with beads and baubles that hung down, some with acrylic circles and squares evocative of the symmetrical shapes that are a Kate Spade New York handbag signature, contributed to that simultaneously lighthearted and fashionable element of fun.
Now you can meet Tim Gunn at a Kate Spade location near you. Purchase $100 or more and get your picture taken with Tim. For more details visit the Kate Spade site.