New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Kate Spade
Designer Deborah Lloyd has really injected new energy and fun into the Kate Spade brand. For fall, she was inspired by French gamines hangin' in the courtyard at the Palais Royale in Paris.
That translated into a bright color story with lots of graphic touches, including the print on a full skirt spelling out "toutes les filles sont folles" (all the girls are mad), designed by blogger, fashion illustrator and photographer Garance Dore.
One of the key looks in the collection was a pair of blazing orange pants cropped over polka dot heels, and worn with an aqua-colored cardigan. The colorful cropped pants-over-heels look is one that all the fashion girls are already wearing , and apparently, it's going to have legs!
There were lots of cute extras, too -- jeweled Peter Pan collars, a puff of a marabou feather purse and sparkling fishnet tights. And the polka dot manicures were genius.
-- Booth Moore
Photos: Looks form Kate Spade's fall-winter 2012 collection. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images