Queen of SPADES
Marie Claire Australia|November 2020
Queen of SPADES
Keep calm and carry on – Nicola Glass, creative director of Kate Spade New York, creates handbags and fashion to make your heart sing.
Kathryn Madden

While 2020 may have seen the sartorial rise of the slipper and sweatpant, one surprising item has emerged as a top-seller: the handbag. Luxury e-tailers cited a soaring demand for designer carry-alls during the depths of lockdown, despite the fact that no one was leaving the house. Perhaps the handbag offered a sense of normality in uncertain times, and provided – quite literally – something to hold onto.

Nicola Glass, creative director of Kate Spade New York, has been clutching her Everything Tote, a playful yet practical raffia-jacquard design. “Right now, as I transition from remote working to spending a few days in the office I find myself constantly reaching for this tote,” says Glass. “It’s fun and colourful, but also super lightweight, and it truly does hold everything.”


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November 2020