If you’re a regular reader you know how much the late Kate Spade inspired me and how much I adore Frances Valentine, the fashion brand she launched before her untimely death. This morning I was thrilled to learn of the company’s new line “Love, Katy” that celebrates the founder’s joyful spirit. As their site explains, “Love, Katy is a collection within Frances Valentine where people can find personal pieces that Katy wore and loved. We will release one new piece each season of Katy’s treasured items. All of the pieces have Katy’s sensibility, her wit and her charm. They bring to mind a sense of longing for the past but something refreshing to hold on to in the present.” A wonderful idea, indeed. This peacock caftan inspired by a dress Kate picked up in Mexico is at the top of my wish list. Another pleasant surprise? Rachel Brosnahan, Spade’s niece and the star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (such a delight!), stars in France Valentine’s spring campaign in a touching tribute to her aunt’s unforgettable style. Below, explore more of Frances Valentine’s new collection. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Explore all France Valentine’s new arrivals here.