Katherine Noel Broshnahan who has a selling name Kate Spade is the inventor and owner of a brand designer Kate Spade from New York, USA. Spade was born in Kansas City. She graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy where the school is a female Catholic school. After that, she went to the University of Kansas and moved to Arizona State University.
In 1986, she was working in the Accessories Department of Mademoiselle in Manhattan. There she met her husband Andy Spade who was none other than the actor’s brother David Spade. Together they appeared to be the stars of the Majalh and then they formed love.
She left Mademoiselle as a senior editor at the Accessories Department. While working there, he saw that on the market there was no style right for a bag. She decided to make her own bag according to her wishes. With the bag she had made, she began to examine the style that was on the market, the fabric used, the cost of production and then she produced and marketed the bag.
She expanded his business network. In 1993, Kate Spade and Joel Franklin launched New York designed kate spade handbags. Initially, only handbags then expanded into stationery, shoes, perfumes, pajamas, and glasses. In 2004, the word spade at home was launched. This is a place for home feature seekers and wallpapers. In 1996, the Spade company opened its first store in New York City SoHo.
Throughout her career as a designer, she has won numerous awards. In 1996, she won an award from the Council of Fashion Designer of America as America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories. In 2004, Kate Spade’s Home won 3 awards, the Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker, the American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year and Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding.
In her personal life, she married Andy Spade in 1994 and was blessed with a castle they named Frances Beatrix Spade.
Research and analysis by Dyanara Putri
St. Teresa’s Academy
University of Kansas
Arizona State University
Awards that have been obtained:
America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories, 1996
Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker; American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year; and Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding, 2004
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Birthday: Monday, December 24, 1962