Kate Spade goes retro chic

With designer Nicola Glass at its helm, the brand is looking spirited and feminine with a dash of vintage cool

Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.
Nicola GlassPHOTOS: KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.PHOTOS: KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.PHOTOS: KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.
Nicola Glass' first collection for Kate Spade includes flowing satin pieces sporting puff sleeves and subtle ruffles, cropped knits and crossbody bags with spade-shaped twist locks.PHOTOS: KATE SPADE NEW YORK

It has been an exhilarating time for designer Nicola Glass, with her first collection for American fashion house Kate Spade New York hitting stores just last month.

In a phone interview with The Straits Times earlier this month, the soft-spoken and affable Northern Irish designer said: "Even though I've been with the brand a year, it's only been a month that the Spring collection is in stores. So it's exciting to start to get feedback from customers and see what's resonating with them."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2019, with the headline 'Kate Spade goes retro chic'. Print Edition | Subscribe