It should probably come as no surprise that the person in charge of all things creative at Kate Spade lives in a quirky but cute home. And it’s true, Deborah Lloyd, the president and chief creative officer of the very New York label, resides in an adorable Boerum Hill abode.
She moved to Brooklyn nine years ago, into a neighborhood filled with creative types and plenty of Europeans. Clearly, it reminds her a bit of where she used to live, in Notting Hill, England. Her current neighborhood, teeming with plenty of greenery is also packed with chic boîtes, modern restaurants and a diverse selection of shops.
That’s why Boerum Hill might be the perfect place to spend a day off. You can wander from the artisanal ice cream shop Van Leeuwen to the antique hotspot City Foundry, which is exactly what Lloyd did with Observer earlier in August; she was taking a break from putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming collection.
This season, Kate Spade is doing things a little differently than before. Their usual over-the-top NYFW showing, which tends to be packed with celebs and fashion stars, will be open only to select editors, as the brand shifts their strategy to become more consumer-facing. As such, shoppers will have to wait until February 2017 to see full looks from the Spring/Summer 2017 show. But with Lloyd’s keen eye and talented design hand, it will certainly be worth the wait.