Each Fashion Week features a common fil rouge, and this New York Fashion Week’s appears to be Morocco! For her Kate Spade spring/summer 2017 collection, creative director Deborah Lloyd got inspired by Morocco’s bright colors and rich motifs, treating us to a 30-piece bon-ton collection that is beauty at its purest.
Like Rachel Zoe, Deborah Lloyd also focused on reds, blues and whites, juxtaposing the Moroccan signature geometric patterns with more delicate floral embellishments. As a result, the Kate Spade New York spring/summer 2017 collection is all about harmony and balanced volumes and patterns, even when not focusing on Moroccan-inspired motifs.
“It’s gorgeous, full of ceremony. You cannot take a bad photo there,” she fiercely stated backstage.
Although being primarily Moroccan-inspired, the Kate Spade spring 2017 collection features a few Parisian looks as well (all things considered, Morocco’s French influence is still palpable), the contemporary motifs of which range from multi-colored patterns to more classic combinations of black and white attire options.
When creating both the sections, however, Deborah Lloyd had her local New York-based clientele in mind, which means that, although heading all the way to Morocco, she kept everything infused with an appealing cosmopolitan modern zest, which is no small feat for sure (in comparison, Zoe’s collection was definitely more traditionally Moroccan-inspired in terms of cuts and lines).
Overall oversized and revamped with layered volumes, the Kate Spade spring/summer 2017 collection focuses on frocks and gowns, mainly treating us to either knee- or mid-calf lengths. A few short shorts and miniskirts catapult us to Paris in the early Seventies, with poplin dresses dominating the scene.
Seventies-style chiffon dresses, in return, transfer us to a more modern New Yorker era, with airy volumes and sensual naïve cuts creating an appealing contrast with the Maison’s signature collared shirts and bon-ton-ish t-shirt dresses.
The collection simultaneously features fresher and warmer proposals too: while festival-ready roomy shorts and jackets with camel patterns treat us to refined pieces that are ready-to-wear indeed, warmer cotton-made sweaters make us feel impatient and ready to wear those specific staples now, at the end of the summer.
Last but not least, cute tassel embellishments completed most of the staples, both the dresses and the block-heeled sandals, while cartoonish handbags à la Kate Spade and floral-adorned clutches serve as the icing on the cake, quickly becoming our dream must-have pieces to look forward to. Now, you might want to keep an eye on KateSpade.com to be the first to get your hands on these creations!
Photos courtesy of Vogue