INSPIRATION : For the fall 2013 collection kate spade new york turned to its hometown – new york city- for inspiration.
In this crazy town, anything goes! this fall's color palette includes nyc citron, empire beige, asphalt, maraschino, shocking pink, and disco purple.
August: New York City
uptown, downtown, and everywhere in between, the manhattan we've called home for twenty years is one ‘crazy town'! we find wardrobe inspiration in the very architecture of the city: the glamorous skyline filled with skyscrapers, flashy citron taxi cabs and graphic street signs. in august, we're proud to collaborate with manhattan-based illustrator craig redman (aka: darcel disappoints) on an exclusive selection of styles featuring his whimsical take on iconic local imagery – think appels, pretzels, street signs – as well as our very own cute iteration of his one-eyed character, darcel.
September: Day Disco!
The energy of manhattan is equally important and nothing speaks to that more than andy warhol's factory, and studio 54 in the 70's: sparkles, technicolor hues, wild leopard prints and glamorously light-as-air dresses – we fancy spending our nights cloaked in bright fur, kicking up our heels and spontaneously dancing on the tables. the music and the dizzying prints are just too groovy to stay still!
October: Beautiful Type
We've spiked the familiar halls of greenwich village academia and historic libraries with traditional menswear tailoring touched up with feminine flourishes, colour, and luxe, textured fabrics.
Inspired by the downtown intellectual who knows her mind, her mix of plaid, pinafores and sensible shoe is so unique that she doesn't care if she's sexy or not. (which, of course, makes her sexy)
INTRODUCING A NEW ICONIG HANDBAG: THE ‘BEAU' (SEPTEMBER) kate spade new york is excited to introduce a new iconic handbag group, called ‘2 park avenue'.
This group features the signature large bow motif inlaid in smooth calf skin leather. the 2 park avenue beau shopper is the perfect carryall with satchel handles and a trapeze shape.
it is available in solid colors: black and maraschino, as well as graphic color-blocked options in maraschino/shocking pink and empire beige/black.
A luxe version of the beau shopper is also available in leopard haircalf with color-blocked empire beige and black leather. also available is the sleek beau clutch featuring the same inlaid signature bow motif, perfect for carrying the essentials for a night on the town. the ‘beau' is a sure to be a classic for seasons to come.
KSNY X DARCEL (AUGUST) the ksny x darcel collection features a wide variety of playful handbags including the gia zip pouch, the tobyn cross body bag, and the flavia clutch.