Kate Spade’s Parisian time trip for Fall 2012

So much of the current 1960s fashion revival focusses on all things cool Britannia, effectively celebrating all things Mod and swinging London. In creating the Kate Spade fall 2012 collection, designer Deborah Lloyd has drawn inspiration from across the English Channel, offering up a take on the revival infused with Paris of the early 1960s.


Which is actually a stylistic difference whose implementation is far more subtle than you might at first think. Take away the French-phrase print, the odd piece and the marketing, and what you’re left with is a collection that needn’t be pigeonholed to one locale or the other. In romanticising the fashions of decades past, we’re also normalising them.

You can see all of the Kate Spade autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Imaxtree