Kate Spade New York Fall 2019 Collection
Fall 2019 is the season of soft glamour and eclectic decadence. Creative Director Nicola Glass continues to focus on the new house codes she introduced for Spring and Summer – a refined approach to color, a unique print language and iconic design elements, like the spade – always keeping the brand’s core DNA in mind, while staying true to our brand promise: Optimistic Femininity.
Key elements this season include a ’70s-meets-’40s mix of fluid silhouettes and fabrics, an explosion of animal prints (because we love leopard, croc, cheetah and snake equally), rich textures, abstract florals, gentle curves and sophisticated colors that escalate from rich to vibrant.
We’re accenting deep fall colors—warm browns, cinnamons and berry shades—with fun, bright ones. Lilac is our neutral, and is paired with everything from warm shades of brown to deep evergreen and golden raisin.
Styling is focused around mixing prints and textures (like croc and corduroy for just the right balance of high shine and soft matte), prints that ignite a sense of discovery (florals that feel like animal prints), and polished looks that are punctuated with playful accessories—two bags worn at once, turbans and tights that sparkle.
The Fall 2019 collection hit a number of seasonal trends seen on the global runways, including: 70s-inspired tailoring, purple hues, animal and floral prints, statement coats, separates and two bags, one look.
Ready-to-wear is evolving through the use of new textures, prints, colors and elevated takes on embellishment. Easy, sensual details are polished and put-together.
Key silhouettes include solid color dresses in dramatic fall shades, scoopneck mini dresses, ’70s-inspired blazers paired with high-waist flares in wool and corduroy, sharp-collar blouses, and pinafores designed to be worn with lurex knits and flowy blouses. Broomstick pleating and smocking details lend a soft structure, while asymmetrical draping and ruching add movement to fluid fabrics.
Oversized cardigans and voluminous outerwear (with a light nod to menswear) are effortlessly elegant—including ultra-soft puffers, taffeta trenches, bias-cut coats and capes.
We love styling two bags together, especially in the same shades with different textures or in two clashing animal prints. This season, we also experiment with scale: A camera bag paired with a duffle, or a crossbody phone bag with a top handle bag. The Fall assortment introduces new styles while evolving core groups with new colors, design details and novel moments.
Key silhouettes include: Candid, the ultimate camera bag, whether you’re pulling your 35mm or your iPhone out of the front plunge pocket. It features bicolor straps and pop color zips. Romy, in croc-embossed patent leather, a mix of pebbled and smooth leather, and finished with a solid metal spade heart twistlock. (The mini top handle style is our favorite.) Tate, a sleek, feminine satchel with a curved topline and our signature plunge detail, in ultra-soft buttercalf leather and bicolor leathers. Farrah, a multi-compartment long shoulder strap bag topped with a chunky heart twistlock, in suede and flocked velvet.
Seasonal updates to our core groups include a Nicola top handle satchel and convertible shoulder bag, in mixed animal prints and textures: leopard-print, leopard hair calf, snake and high shine croc-embossed leather. A new mini satchel in Margaux, as well as styles in multiple leopard colors. Dolly in crocodile- and snake-embossed leathers, haircalf and metallic-printed leather. Betty in shiny patent, and combinations of leather and suede. A new work tote in Molly, which fits a 13” laptop. And an extra-large bucket bag in Dorie.