New York Fashion Week: Kate Spade Spring/Summer 16
The Kate Spade Fashion Week presentation had New York smelling the roses, as chief creative officer, Deborah Lloyd, filled the show venue with 30,000 fresh flowers. The floral inspiration formed the cornerstone of the Spring/Summer 16 collection, which saw the addition of a new line – Broome – where Lloyd aims to "cut the sweetness" a bit, to join the high-end Madison Avenue and mid-level Kate Spade Collection.
Patterns were floral focussed, with florets in grayscale shades splattered onto an A-line skirt, and in abstract black and white on a shift dress; delicate daisies adorned a black jumpsuit and swirling red open buds brightened up a sateen midi-skirt. The more subtle applications of the floral motif were somehow just as, if not more, effective. Dainty outlines and paired back prints made the right impression, and charmed with ease without being so sweet that it gave it us a toothache.