The sweet smell of flowers was the first thing guests noticed upon entering the Highline Studios for the Kate Spade spring 2015 presentation. Chief Creative Officer Deborah Lloyd said there were 30,000 blooms in the room, placed in huge bouquets between the models and around the room, around which waiters weaved with mini-champagne bottles and bagel snacks. Every guest was handed to-go bouquets, too, and for those not satisfied, there was a full flower shop on the wall opposite the models.
"One of my favorites spots in New York City is the flower district," said Lloyd. "Not only do you have the flower shops, but you have the shops with all the ribbons, so that inspired these skirts — it was all the colors of the ribbons." She wore a skirt covered in said ribbons with a blue oxford shirt from the new Broome line — Kate Spade's take on everyday, casual basics that were styled into the presentation and will debut at the brand's stores in the spring. In addition to sparkly and brightly colored dresses and separates, the collection featured plenty of the clever, kitschy bags the brand is known for — in the shape of a dog or a beehive, for example — that matched the springtime optimism of the clothes. For shoes, there were floral sneakers and loafers with bows, as well as studded flats and heels that were reminiscent of Valentino's designs — but with the Kate Spade treatment of sparkles, bows and bright pink hues.
See the shoes and bags from Kate Spade's spring 2015 collection below.