NEW YORK — A beautiful rosy hue washed over a room at the New York Public Library as models wearing vibrant pinks, greens and blues followed a winding silver line of glitter on a pink carpet. The shimmering line was an homage to late designer Kate Spade at the New York Fashion Week show of her former brand.
Kate Spade, the creator and founder of iconic handbags that became popular for their colorful, playful style, dies earlier this year from suicide after suffering with depression and anxiety. Though she and her husband, Andy Spade, had sold the company they co-founded, it still carries her name and wanted to honor its icon Friday as it presented its spring collection.
The show was buzzy and optimistic and this Spring 2019 is the frist collection by the new creative director Nicola Glass. Glass is detail -oriented and her resume in fashion and accessories is long. She has previously worked at Gucci under Tom Ford and later at Michael Kors as senior vice president of accessories design.
As a sweet gesture to Kate, while guests took their seats, there was a note on them saying “she left a little sparkle everywhere she went. In loving memory 1962-2018.”