A tennis game, a midnight stroll, a slow drive past Claude Monet’s scenic home– all this and more are what came to mind when looking at the Spring 2014 collection from Kate Spade New York. Giverny, a small commune outside Paris, was the initial inspiration for the Deborah Lloyd designed collection. As the chief creative officer, Lloyd extended a recent visit to Europe to the look of the collection, while sticking true to it’s classic retro flare. Everything down to the grass mounted backdrop was influenced by garden-filled cities like Monaco, Paris and Capri.
The 30-piece collection boasts knee-length dresses, cheery floral prints, pleated skirts and an accent hat where needed. Cohesively themed, each piece looks straight out of the early 60s when a proper girl would change for each occasion throughout the day.
Loyal patrons of the brand will also enjoy KSNY signature handbags, particularly a checkered clutch good for night and day. While other designers go the avante garde route, this presentation can be alluded for appealing to w widen demographic.