RIP Kate Spade

by Intern Flaunt

 Photo: Frances Valentine

Photo: Frances Valentine

Katherine Noel Brosnahan-the name might not immediately strike a chord. Her chosen name, Kate Valentine might sound a bit more familiar. Her company name, Kate Spade, will definitely do the trick. For the past twenty-five years Valentine has graced the fashion world with her feminine, sleek designs in the form of shoes, accessories and most importantly and iconically, handbags.

From 1993 to present, the Kate Spade bag has served as both a practical vessel and stylish arm candy for socialites everywhere. Preppy stripes, playful polka dots and girly hues. That was Spade's bread and butter. Every it-girl had to get their hands on one of her designs. Since 2007, Spade has devoted her time to her new accessories line, Frances Valentine-an equally stylish and  elegant accessories brand. 

It's not every day that someone has the ability to touch so many lives with their designs. Many have tried, few have succeeded. The designer will certainly be missed for her entrepreneurial spirit and her colorful creations. 

 Photo: Kate Spade

Photo: Kate Spade

 Photo: Kate Spade

Photo: Kate Spade

Written By: Tori Adams