kate spade new york Unveils Expanded, Comprehensive Home Furnishings Collection

Iconic Lifestyle Brand Debuts Furniture, Lighting, Rugs and Fabric at High Point Market

Building on its success in the home category, kate spade new york announces significant expansion in the home furnishings category with the introduction of furniture, lighting, rugs and fabric. The comprehensive collection, comprised of 325 pieces across four categories, launches to the trade at the fall 2015 High Point Market in North Carolina (Ocotober 17-22), with a complete assortment of offerings for every room in the home.

kate spade new york launches a complete assortment of offerings for every room in the home, with furnishings, lighting, rugs and fabrics. (PRNewsFoto/kate spade new york)

kate spade new york launches a complete assortment of offerings for every room in the home, with furnishings, lighting, rugs and fabrics. (PRNewsFoto/kate spade new york)

The new kate spade new york home furnishings collection builds upon the brand’s successful offerings in tabletop, linens, bedding, stationery and giftware with Lenox, Town & Country Living, DWI Holdings and Lifeguard Press, respectively. Created in collaboration with best-in-class manufacturing partners, each category incorporates sophisticated design details and luxurious fabrications:

Furniture (EJ Victor): colorful upholstered seating, dining, bedroom and occasional tables and mirrors featuring details ranging from hand-painted spots to a burl wood finish. E. J. Victor was founded by Edward W. Phifer III, Joseph B. Manderson and John Victor Jokinen in January 1990 to pursue the art of creating furniture excellence. To this day, E. J. Victor maintains an unwavering commitment to preserving time -honored quality construction methods used to create exquisite furniture for the home and offers several collections including Ralph Lauren, Kelly Wearstler, Aerin, Allison Paladino, Berber Kammlah, Jack Fhillips and Randall Tysinger.

Lighting (Visual Comfort): brilliant sconces, table lamps and pendants with brass bows, spotted detailing and jewel-encrusted sputniks. Visual Comfort & Co. is the premiere resource for signature designer lighting, collaborating with the most influential names in design. Using authentic materials honed to meticulous standards, Visual Comfort delivers unparalleled quality and value.

Rugs (Jaipur): timeless flat weave, hand-tufted and hand-knotted rugs in iconic animal, floral and geometric prints. Founded in 1978, Jaipur revolutionized the rug industry by creating an entirely new business model – working directly with artisans and uplifting their lives and communities as a result. Since then, the company have grown to become a global, award-winning brand, sharing our unique point of view through our range of rugs, textiles and other home decor products.

Fabric (Kravet): clever fabrics and wallpapers in bright colors and signature motifs. Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family’s commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. In 2015, Kravet Inc. introduced CuratedKravet.com, a to-the-trade only e-commerce site offering designers unique furniture and accessories curated from around the globe.

The full home assortment will be available in spring 2016. The brand also accelerated nearly 60 signature items from the collection, which will be available for immediate purchase and shipping within the U.S. beginning October 16, 2015 on katespade.com. These select items range across categories and retail price points and include an iconic 9-x-12′ hand-knotted rose print rug ($14, 210), tufted pale aqua sofa ($5,950), a playful ampersand side accent table ($675), and a brass ribbon sconce ($380), among others.

Each piece in our extensive collection reflects traditional and modern influences, but with a unique kate spade new york twist. We translated iconic kate spade new york designs like subtle bow accents, as well as signature colors and fabrics, such as shocking pink linen and turquoise velvet, into stylish and unique home items,” said Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer of kate spade new york. “We cannot wait to see how our customers layer our pieces into their homes to express their own interesting, personal style.

Kate Spade & Company designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers’ interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.

The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

House Photography:  BFA: www.bfanyc.com

Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

[74070] RihannaonRedCarpet.jpg_low

Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

Continue reading