For a major portion of Kate’s Spade 20th anniversary collection, creative director Deborah Lloyd celebrated all things New York, fashioning iconic symbols into various fun looks. A yellow-and-black checkerboard taxi motif inspired a tweed skirt and an oversize color-blocked jacket; a graphic black-and-white apple print was shown on a flounced bustier dress and skinny jeans, and a sprinkle donut image appeared on a sweatshirt. Studio 54 was another influence, worked into a short tuxedo suit, a feathered chubby jacket and leopard prints that harkened back to the famous disco’s banquettes. Lloyd also collaborated with artist Craig Redman, best know for his Darcel Disappoints character. He recreated the cartoon prints in Lloyd’s likeness (along with her dog, Lulu), which showed up on sweaters and T-shirts.
The accessories picked up on the playful motifs via enamel charms on necklaces and pins and a black satin sandal with a tuxedo “collar” at the ankle. Even a pair of sunglasses formed an open pair of lips in homage to the disco era.