Kate Spade gets playful, colorful this spring
Posted by on February 7, 2012 | 5:24 pm EST

Globally recognized for its always bold and playful fashion offering, mention this designer’s name to a group of women and expect these reactions: a wide-eyed enthusiasm, larger than life smiles and a barrage of hushed awws. Such was the case for us when we peeked into Kate Spade New York’s spring campaign, where the brand’s youthful but sophisticated spirit sent a shiver of irresistible sunshine down our spine.

Girl meets rock and roll for the brand as they draw inspiration from girl bands such as Blondie and The Supremes. “We borrowed from the archives of Florence Broadhurst—an Australian artist who kicked off her legendary career by winning a singing competition in her teens—to commission a series of graphic designs (including the Japanese floral, one of our favorites) to use throughout the year.”

In case you haven’t seen their spring collection, we enumerate our favorite pieces that sent our hearts somersaulting in delight.

New Bond Street Florence in stunning pink | $448

The New Bond Street Florence bag is named after the location where Broadhurst first established herself as French courtier “Madame Pellier.”  Simple, chic and versatile, this cowhide bag is the first to lure us in. This style is available in clotted cream, stunning pink, hydrangea, black and coral.

Baublebox Bib Necklace | $278

Go bold or go home. This bib necklace is the perfect accessory to add spring cheer to your wardrobe. This comes in an adorable green and blue box.

Japanese Floral Cameo Dress | $498

With the right pair of shoes and accessories, this foldover-collared dress can effortlessly transition a woman from day to night. The Japanese floral pattern is by Broadhurst.

Hopper House Little Shyla in hot orange | $298

Named after American artist Edward Hopper’s childhood home, Kate Spade goes mod with this charming bag that begs for attention. If you want the mod without the boldness, opt for the one in black and cream.


Topliner Trench | $698

This chic trench coat is a worthy investment this season. The black piping add a touch of edge to the dainty flare skirt. Wear this over a dress, denim or leggings and you’re ready to walk around the city in style.

Japanese Floral Medium Trunk | $828

The Japanese floral graphic returns to snag our attention. Although the brand takes cue from vintage trunks and suitcases that weathered time, Kate Spade New York warns us that the trunk is not designed for travel, but as a decorative piece.


Images from Kate Spade New York

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