FA SHION FAN­TASY Chief cre­ative of­fi­cer of Kate Spade, Deb­o­rah Lloyd, takes us on a mag­i­cal jour­ney with a col­lec­tion that’s the stuff of fairy tales. By Cai Mei Khoo.

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It was a freez­ing win­ter morn­ing the day of the Kate Spade New York Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15 pre­sen­ta­tion. Freez­ing doesn’t even quite de­scribe it. It was be­low freez­ing, at -17 de­grees Cel­sius, and noth­ing could have pre­pared us for that sort of weather. The hot cho­co­late we were served while wait­ing out­side the show venue, while a very thought­ful ges­ture, didn’t do much ei­ther. So once we man­aged to get our­selves back­stage, we con­sid­ered our­selves more than lucky. Af­ter all, blue lips weren’t re­ally the look we were go­ing for. Back­stage, mod­els were still in the process of get­ting their hair and make-up done. The look Kate Spade New York wanted to achieve this sea­son was of a girl who had just taken a brisk walk through the cold – how very apt. “Af­ter a cou­ple of sea­sons of very pure beauty, we’re slowly go­ing back to care­fully cu­rated colour choices and tex­tures,” says Lyne Des­noy­ers, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of global make-up artistry at MAC Cos­met­ics. “I laughed a bit ear­lier be­cause with the cold we have to­day, all the girls were al­ready com­ing in with that flushed cheek.”

One floor down, the crowd was al­ready build­ing, with ev­ery­one pa­tiently wait­ing for the pre­sen­ta­tion to be­gin. If the mu­ral on the walls were any­thing to go by, those won­der­ing what chief cre­ative of­fi­cer of Kate Spade New York, Deb­o­rah Lloyd, had in store for us this sea­son had their ques­tions an­swered. Fea­tur­ing quirky il­lus­tra­tions by artist Mike McCon­nell, the show space was made to feel like the iconic Bemel­mans Bar at the Car­lyle Ho­tel, com­plete with sharply-dressed wait­ers serv­ing cham­pagne and canapés, mu­sic be­ing played from a pi­ano, and lit­tle lamp shades along the walls that Kate Spade New York Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15

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