2018 brings about celebrations of many things, including Kate Spade New York‘s 25th anniversary. And to celebrate the occassion, the label’s taking a year-long road trip across America for Spring 2018.

Spring ’18 is inspired by the warmth of the Southern charm, kind of like the jazzy and welcoming energy of New Orleans.

In a palette of soft dusky pink, strawberry and denim-blue hues, along with touches of green from verdigris to spanish moss, prim silhouettes, sharp tailoring and athletic styles define the collection. High-neck dresses and blouses in botanical-print chiffon or vintage lace and embroidered butterflies capture the spirit of the South while peplum tops sit alongside culottes and cropped denim for a fancy-casual look.Sporty styles from track jackets to hoodies embrace the relaxed vibe.

Earrings are a focus for Spring, with styles ranging from everyday studs to statement pieces. The Sam handbag from 1993 makes a comeback in variety of forms – black and white, stripes, botanical prints and satin and even wicker, denim, quilted leather and printed canvas. For Madison Ave, beautiful blooms blossom on the season’s silhouettes: from a sleeveless, fit-and-flare cocktail dress with intricate embroidery to handbags adorned in leather appliques.

Shower slides, are reimagined with glimmering, golden floral applique or white wicker-like leather while sparkling medallions, butterflies and magnolia motifs adorn mules, slingbacks, kitten heels and pointy-toe flats. Slip-on sneakers in woven leather, or floral embroidery with ruffle trim adds a sporty edge to the collection.

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