This untimely event and What Kate Spade – The Woman, The Bag & The Brand – Meant To Women and Creative Artists around the world Kate Spade – The Woman, The Bag & The Brand
Many who came of age in the late ‘90s and early eighties, a boxy, black Kate Spade bag is the first designer item they can remember really wanting. Before the Tiffany necklace, before the Seven For All Mankind jeans, there was that bag — simple and classic, yet somehow also deeply of its moment in time.
Kate Spade first hit shelves in 1993, when Spade was a young, ex-Conde Nast staffer beginning her design career, quickly put her on the map. In an era long before the constant digital bombardment of images of designer-decked influencers and celebrities, it still felt like it was everywhere.
The New York Times Article this morning reminded us, that buying a Kate Spade handbag was a coming-of-age ritual for a generation of American women. Kate Spade, born Katherine Noel Brosnahan was born in Kansas City, Mo., on December 24, 1962. Her father worked in construction while her mother took care of her and her five siblings. She did not grow up obsessed with fashion — though she enjoyed combing through her mother's jewelry drawer — and thought early in her life about being a television producer.
Tonight we at Caravan Maya, join fellow brands, fashion designers, celebrities and influencers alike to wish and thank Katherine Noel Brosnahan a.k.a. Kate Spade for her creativity and excellence in defining the look of our era.