Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade

After a few weeks feeling a little under the weather, I’m finally back in blog land.
…and what better item to write about than a partnership which literally made me squeal with excitement when an email from Signature Prints landed in my inbox a few weeks back.
Kate Spade New York is working with Australia’s own Florence Broadhurst Library of decorative design to create its collection for 2012. Twelve of Broadhurst’s bold and colourful designs have been selected to help Kate Spade celebrate their year of pattern in 2012.
Stylist Brad Goreski and Kate Spade Creative Director, Deborah Lloyd,
with the Spring/Summer 2012 collection
Florence Broadhurst’s gorgeous prints have taken pride of place on numerous walls in my home ever since I picked up some off-cuts of ‘Horses Stampede’ and ‘Spotted Floral’ at an interiors and giftware store back in 2006. I’ve added to my Broadhurst ‘collection’ over the years and have never ceased to be amazed by the story of the eccentric and talented women behind the extraordinary designs.
From the looks of the Spring 2012 launch in New York, the Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade collection is simply stunning!  And according to Kate Spade Creative Director Deborah Lloyd, they are using the prints on everything—from cocktail dresses to Vespas, stilettos, suitcases, dinnerware and hats.
I was delighted to see my all-time favourite print ‘Spotted Floral’ used as one of the hero prints at the launch. I am still in love with the red and white version of the pattern I have framed at home, but the orange ‘Spotted Floral’ design used in the Kate Spade collection looks absolutely delicious, and as for kitting out a whole Vespa in the design, well …it is too gorgeous for words.
The launch: Vespa in 'Spotted Floral'
My fave.. 'Spotted Floral'

While the past couple of years in the music world have been all about ‘Florence and the Machine’, I’m seeing big things in the 2012 fashion scene for Florence and the Spade.

Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade
Image: Signature Prints

The launch

 Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade

what started it all...'Horses Stampede"

Florence Broadhurst
Image: Signature Prints

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