Kate Spade Mines Asian Imagery for Its Fall 2014 Accessories

Author:fashion Posted:2014-9-5 1:28 Friday Categories:Other Brands

Kate Spade Hello Tokyo Bags

It seems as though, with every passing season, extremely literal accessories become more and more popular among luxury customers. If you’ve got Charlotte Olympia tastes on a contemporary budget (or if you just don’t want to shell out huge bucks for a piece that’s more novelty than wardrobe-staple), you’ll want to check out the Kate Spade Hello Tokyo line, new for Fall 2014, which finds its inspiration exactly where you’d expect.

As always, the lines between aesthetic homage, cultural appropriation and offensive stereotyping are incredibly thin; although the geishas-and-sushi stuff seems more than a little on the nose to me, the totally adorable cat minaudiere, for example, manages to be totally adorable without resorting to the lowest-hanging fruit of Japanese cultural imagery. Check out some pieces from the collection below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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