kate spade new york travels south of the border for Summer 2017.
inspired by the artful flair of frida kahlo, carnations, traditional mexican wedding dresses, hummingbirds, piñatas, cacti and a few friendly desert-dwelling critters eliciting a celebratory mood. colors range from high summer brights—vibrant pink, red, lilac, grass green and aqua—to graphic blacks and whites fading into dusky desert hues.
distinctly summery full skirts and breezy blouses, tiered frocks and boldly-hued, bow-tied culottes are pillars of the collection. tiered dresses and skirts in dark florals are playful and bold.
colors and patterns
florals abound in sweet prints and meet their match against graphic stripes and blocks of black and white. midnight florals are striking and unexpected when applied to classic fit-and-flare styles. geo borders and oversized polka-dots stand out in pink and green, and black and red.
fabrics and detailing
intricately embroidered accents highlight feminine patterns featuring hummingbirds, cacti, and other staples of mexican culture. sequin details lend a lavish touch to jumpers, dresses, and skirts.
breezy fabrics in flattering silhouettes are perfect for hot summer days.
ruffles, stripes, and brightly colored embellishments on classic staple pieces allow the broome street collection to seamlessly integrate into everyday looks. casual tees, smock waist skirts, and cold shoulder tops feel luxe beside a madison ave separate or mainline studded suede jacket.
the cameron street lane handbag, with the classic shape of a duffle bag compacted into a small crossbody, recieves a roomier update. the luggage tag detail and adjustable crossbody strap are convenient and chic. the daniels drive abigail is also a favorite with an updated satchel shape in richly-hued leather and stripes. for extra flair, the crown street jasper is elaborately embellished and the season’s novelty offerings—with cheeky nods to piñatas and taco trucks, hummingbirds and turtles—are conversation starters.
give it a twist! Personalization
kate spade new york continues to build upon existing monogramming and personalized product offerings with new colorways of interchangeable handbag straps and tassels, stickers in gold
metal and leather, as well as continued expanded monogramming capabilities.
footwear takes on new life with embellished stitching in bright summer hues on sneakers, heels, and flats. open-toe heels and slides in bold patchwork prints accentuate feminine florals seen in the ready to wear collections.
boldly graphic tortoiseshell pieces contrast richly romantic statement necklaces, earrings, and rings with nods to fresh carnations (this season’s favorite bloom). cheeky nods to mexico are adorned with chili peppers, taco trucks and a guest appearance by a little chihuahua. sparkles find their place among the continuation of favorites like birthstone and initial pieces.
kate spade new york tech cases are celebrating the south-of-the-border spirit this season as well. novelty iPhone 7 cases in cheeky options are collection favorites, like a silicone cactus or a packet of hot sauce.