Industry News Recap: Kate Spade New York Spring 2016 Presentation

image via Vogue.com

image via Vogue.com

The theme of this season, which I would describe as fit for a grown up tea party, was evidently inspired by pastel hues with a large presence of floral. You might be thinking of the infamous quote “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” said by Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, but contrary to Miranda’s dismissal of all things relating to les fleurs, this collection could not be farther from typical.

image via Fashionista.com

image via Fashionista.com

 Kate Spade reinvented the spring floral into something celebratory for the modern woman, with a touch of signature Kate Spade quirkiness. The collection is full of timeless silhouettes like collared shirts, ankle length full skirts, the classic trench coat, and dozens of embellished t-strap heels and flats. Opposite from the classic nature of the clothes, the collection featured darling bags shaped like teapots, bumble bees, bee hives, movie tickets, flower pots, and even a Dalmatian puppy.

by Grace Wilson

With “Fashion Month” (a continuation of New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks) recently ending, I will miss the steady influx of photos, videos, and articles on social media that gave us a front row view of what was going on. While I have a handful of favorite collections from the season, Kate Spade New York is high up on the list. I am a big fan of the Kate Spade brand for its playful, yet extremely classy and elegant nature.  The brand continually produces collections that feature attention grabbing, heavy themes that end up being a crowd favorite.

The Kate Spade Spring 2016 presentation took place mid September at Highline Studios in New York City. The room was covered in flowers, free for guests to make into bouquets as a take-away gift. In true Kate Spade fashion, they sent a flower delivery truck around Manhattan to give out the leftover flowers.

image via vogue.com

image via vogue.com

What was your favorite collection of the Spring 2016 season?