American fashion designer Kate Brosnaha Spade’s brand, Kate Spade‘s first collection was a handbag line of just six styles with different colours. She designed them while still working as an Accessories Editor at Mademoiselle. Her sleek, modern utilitarian shaped bags in bold colours were a huge success which lead to the opening her first boutique in Manhattan, New York in 1996.
Targeting the gap between fun fashion and modern femininity, Kate Spade created bags that are contemporary, playful, sophisticated and affordable. Her signature style includes mixing bright colours and graphical prints with the classics, which is instantly recognisable on all her designs.
Since launching her brand in 1993, she has been awarded America’s New Fashion Talent (accessories) in 1996 and Best Accessory Designer in 1998.
Kate Spade New York offers womenswear, accessories, bags and shoes and is sold in over 450 retail department stores with 175 standalone stores worldwide.