It is early fall now and we have absorbed every single feeling that the season’s characteristic features and romantic ‘70s fashion inspiration feature – reserved, chic, bohemian motives covered in sensitivity and sadness, or, say, melancholy. Thus, it is high time we experienced a short boost of mood with spring literally stepping into our house by looking through the amazingly colorful and fun Kate Spade spring/summer 2016 collection that has all the colors of rainbow in it with a world of flowers. To keep it short, let us say the ‘60s are back for spring! The sun, roses, chamomiles and buns are all over taking you to the carefree fresh world of garden wonderland that ruled the after-war world of fashion. As always, there are innumerable things to marvel at here, which we are impatient to get.
As expected, the unique fashion presentation or, let us say, the real-life shop-window showcase gathered together multiple viewers, who were admiring the living mannequins and taking photos of them from various angles. The numbers displayed were beyond bright: colorful doll-dresses, floral midi circle skirts, puritan-collar short roll-up-sleeve white shirts, horizontal-striped midi A-line and tube skirts of sequin and silk fabrics, pink floral bell-dresses with ruffled skirts as well as a black bold short guipure black dress, a lightweight chic floral overall and classic straight black ankle-length capris for stricter alternatives are some of the cutest pieces unveiled today. We cannot but get obsessed with the funny unique details like floral cutouts on the edges of the yellow monochrome dress, big red roses on black-and-white semi-strict matches, the cheerful writing on a black sweater, embroidery inserts, ice-cream-shape zippers and huge buns on the waistline and back neck part of some dresses.
Bags in this line are something we could talk about endlessly. There are classic clutches with rose embellishments and chamomiles on them, spacious beige square bags with fluffy trinkets, handy black-and-white and orange baguettes and doctor bags as well as crazy bags in the form of a Dalmatian puppy, blue teapot, a mini merry-go-round, a cartoon school-bus, a smiling bee and more. Once again we are assured that the signature bag-making of the Kate Spade brand is on top. This is the craziest or, better say, the liveliest thing, we have seen at New York Fashion Week spring 2016 so far.
The Kate Spade spring 2016 collection focuses on tiny details both in terms of the clothing pieces and accessories and we are treated to an abundance of floral, ribbon stripe and lace mixtures that reveal all ”the possibilities of springtime.” Well, the person, who made a mini garden-town in the middle of NYC on 28th Street of the flower district with bees buzzing around bursts of roses and daisies to make everyone think they left the city, is absolutely an owner of a genuine talent. We dare to call Deborah Lloyd’s latest collection one of the brightest unveiled at the 2016 fashion week so far and declare, that her inspirational background, that of ‘60s graphic fashion, needs to be taken as the major rule of fashion trends in the upcoming season.
Photos courtesy of Vogue