Spring 2019 marks the debut collection for Nicola Glass, Kate Spade New York’s new Creative Director. Having always been attracted to the brand’s core DNA – the modern use of color and sophisticated, authentic design – Nicola Glass saw an opportunity to examine and refine the existing codes of the house, evolving them in her own unique way.
With a focus on optimistic femininity – empowered, confident dressing with an easy, sunny sensibility – Nicola infuses a thoughtful approach to design, a unique print language, a sense of discovery, and, of course, the spade - the signature mark of the house, used as a design element throughout, integrated overtly and subtly into patterns, cutouts and functional hardware. Innovative, thoughtful fabrications and finishes elevate each category.
Taking a more refined and eclectic approach to color, Nicola has evolved individual brand colors – creating unexpected color combinations and mixing high and low hues: a lilac punctuated with chartreuse, a bright green mixed with a pale pink.
Designed by season, rather than by month, the collections have a single theme and a cohesive color palette that will translate across all three deliveries for easy mixing, allowing the collections to organically evolve season after season.