As we designed this popular fashion house’s fall collection, apparently it seems like they were thinking about all the ways to get back into the groove of life.
Kate Spade originates from New York which is electric and vibrant, with all kinds of colourful characters. By paying homage to the state’s iconic “I LOVE NY” this season and some other feathered friends and big apples, this collection is mixed with heritage elements like checks, animal prints and the signature spade flower.
Handbags & Small Leather Goods (SLGs)
This season, the fashion house plays with a mix of prints grounded alongside graphic colours and new neutrals. Every style has animation and unexpected details, and have reimagined core silhouettes for now. Giving a big hug to New York with a special “I LOVE NY” capsule collection since 1977, Milton Glaser drew this iconic logo in the back of a yellow taxi. Fast forward to today, it represents travel across the entire Empire State.
They focus on weaving their core brand codes for Fall across the collection: signature spade flower print, classic menswear fabrications, bold animal prints and cheerful novelty. The collection is eclectic, vibrant, and full of interesting characters.
Kate Spade New York debuted two new iterations of their Spade Flower Jacquard for Fall, cream and black colourway topped with a pink and red racer stripe, and a black and white pattern scattered with red embroidered hearts. The new designs come in four new shapes this season, including a camera bag, a drawstring crossbody bucket bag, a new flap backpack, and a large weekender duffel.
Brand new for the season is the Manhattan Tote, continuing the rich partnership with famed Italian mill, Limonta. Available in pink plaid, a spade flower motif made up of various textures, a velvety chenille houndstooth, and a wool plaid, this tote fits everything one would need for a day of exploration. With function in mind, the tote features a soft handle and crossbody strap – making it easy and comfortable to carry everything from a laptop to a spare pair of heels.
Also new for the season is Lovitt, a polished top-handle shoulder bag that is available in two distinct sizes. Lovitt features a smaller, more delicate evolution of their iconic spade hardware. It comes in smooth, softly grained and croc-embossed leathers as well as polka dots, in an array of vibrant colours.
New for the core is their Zip Code, featuring an updated casual silhouette that can be used as a work satchel or for weekend adventures, and is available in an assortment of solids and colour block patterns and haircalf.
Buddie is an easy double-gusset crossbody with a feminine, rounded shape and a wide webbing strap. Available in fun pops of colour and a menswear check, she is your best bud – you won’t want to go anywhere without her. Finally, in the Knott group, the brand has added a new modern shoulder silhouette made in a range of buttery pebbled leather.
In novelty, the Blinx, a functional, eye-catching crossbody in the shape of an owl with layers of texture. The “I LOVE NY” capsule features the iconic emblem design reinterpreted in a modern and elevated way through beautiful techniques, and layered into our fashion-forward silhouettes, like the Manhattan Tote and Buddie crossbody.
Continuing the New York theme, key fobs and coin cases have been designed in the shape of pretzels, hot dogs, taxi cabs and Metro Cards to round out the assortment.
Well-loved brand codes shine through in playful, feminine details like ruffles, smocking and tiering that combine the ease of 70s couture with comfort and effortless design. Versatile occasion dresses and separates combine glamour, soft structure and tailoring to make a collection of spirited pieces, while allowing women to mix and match or incorporate pieces from their own closet. The Denim Bow Waist Dress reimagines a typically casual fabric to be a feminine occasion dress. The Taxi Dress is the ultimate silhouette to take you from day to night.
From pretzels and taxis to the iconic apple, this season’s jewellery collection continues their Love Letter to New York. The iconic NY symbol, an apple, is the inspiration for a range of styles created in red pave to be the perfect pop. The Shining Spade group is a gorgeous evolution of the modern pearl with an element of charm. Something Sparkly is a new logo evolution that we debut this season. They continue to reinvigorate the Spade Flower motif in a brilliant-cut stone with a spade flower cage setting across studs & Huggies.
For Fall, footwear is ready to take the girls anywhere and everywhere. Brand codes shine in the assortment with leopards, spade flower jacquard, velvet, dots and this season’s owl novelty seen throughout. Introducing Meg, the new favourite flat that goes from day tonight. She is available in elevated materials with pop colour linings and topped off with a crystal button.