Sunday, February 12, 2017

It's #NYFW: Kate Spade New York Fall 2017

"Though Kate Spade New York chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd stated that she was “feeling the color red” this morning at the Fall 2017 presentation, a show goer couldn’t fail to notice that detail for themselves. The setting was the second floor of the opulent, red lacquered Russian Tea Room. The bold atmosphere circled back to the devil-may-care attitudes of women in Paris during the 1920s. Of the three women Lloyd cited, including iconic flapper Louise Brooks and entertainer Josephine Baker, perhaps the key one was the red-hatted subject of the painting Le Coquelicot by artist Kees Van Dongen. Lloyd imagined the unknown character to be a Russian émigré who took her motherland pieces with her to Paris. Focusing on that Eastern European flair, Kate Spade signature florals were done in Slavic style, à la Russian Khokhloma, and were prettily embroidered down a red cape and along the edges of a black coat, or delicately dotted a high-collared lace dress. Lloyd has been using more folk references in her recent collections. Applying these far-flung, often bohemian-associated motifs is refreshingly shaking up the prim uptown reputation of the Kate Spade brand." -

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