This spring, we’re not just looking forward to longer, sunnier days, but an altogether more exciting kind of newness – the debut collection from Creative Director Nicola Glass at iconic brand kate spade new york.
To say that she’s shaking things up is an understatement. Nicola’s vision infuses the brand’s key components with unapologetic femininity that combines confidence with a playful edge.
The collection is filled with the unexpected – lilac punctuated with chartreuse, acid green mixed with pastel pinks and floaty dresses in geometric prints that seamlessly take you from day to evening. The dresses are without a doubt the pieces that will effortlessly update your wardrobe for SS19, and whilst there is an option for everyone, from the paired-back to the bold, we are very much into the statement prints.
We’re huge fans of the softly tailored suits, which combine deep lapels and updated checks to blur the line between feminine and masculine shapes. Easy to wear and extremely flattering, they’re sure to become your wardrobe go-to.
And throughout, the signature mark of the house: the spade. You’ll find it subtly integrated into patterns, cut-outs and even turned into a lock on a covetable messenger bag.
Stylish yet unpretentious – the Marie Claire fashion team is hooked. Here are the three key looks we’re taking with us into the new season.
The hero bag
Digital Fashion Editor Penny Goldstone says, ‘As a busy woman always on the go, I need my bags to be hardworking and versatile. The Nicola bag is everything I’m looking for. The khaki colourway is so on-trend for SS19 while going with virtually everything, and I love the iconic spade clasp. I’ll be pairing it with a feminine dress for when I want to dress up, and with straight leg jeans and a men’s shirt when I want to dress down.’
The empowering suit
Junior Fashion Editor Grace Wright says, ‘I always like to go for something with a masculine twist, whether it be an oversized shirt, trench or blazer. For me this suit ticks all the boxes this season. I love that you can wear it as a suit or separates. I’d team it with a chunky mule and classic white T-shirt… you could also wear with a trainer for a more casual feel.’
The feminine dress
Executive Fashion Director Tanya Philipson says, ‘A floral dress is my go-to when I want to feel empowered, and this trans-seasonal style is perfect for wearing right now with boots and with a strappy sandal come summer. The print and pussy bow tick this season’s 70s trend too.’