Kate Spade New York Spring 2014
Deborah Lloyd transported us from the streets of Manhattan to a bustling garden party for the Kate Spade New York Spring '14 lineup, where the dress code was girlie but perfectly grown-up. You could see Brad Goreski's styling in the collection — print on print, his signature pops of colour — but where last season bordered on cutesy, these pieces felt a touch more sophisticated with nods to Parisian stripes, pointed-toe pumps, and tweedy overcoats.
It's the uptown girl's closet made more accessible with sweetness, delivering exactly what the Kate Spade New York customer wants: bow details, a pop of pink, and ladylike fit-and-flare silhouettes. But for the woman who isn't buying Kate Spade New York yet, the graphic windowpane prints, chain-strap bags, and novel clutches might be the hook.