What Designs to expect as Coach and Kate Spade Combine into One Brand

By London “The Branding Blogger”


In May, Coach announced that they were acquiring their competitor Kate Spade for $2.4 Billion.  If you’re anything like myself who appreciates a classic Kate Spade clutch and the Bold patterns of a Coach exclusive to add a little pop to your outfit, this came as big news.

Kate Spade’s style is more sleek and conservative and although Coach has a  collection that is quite similar to the traditional look of Kate Spade designs, this multinational luxury fashion designer incorporates bold patterns, colors and shapes in a lot of their collections.  It is believed that this merger took place to increase more sales in the Millennial Demographic.

Ever since it has been announced of this epic merge, we are starting to see new bags that fuse the two brand identities  together:

hayes street fabric mini isobel

Hayes street fabric mini isobel

This go-anwhere bag is made from a bright striped fabric and trimmed with black leather, this new version of our hayes street mini isobel is as chic as it is practical.


haute stuff parrot cage bag

Haute stuff parrot cage bag

This wicker and-leather wristlet is made to look like a bamboo birdcage playful touch to everything from jeans to dresses

dora wedges

Dora wedges

These patent wedges boast a heel that’s made to look like a (very stylish) taco truck–they’re perfect with jeans, shorts and solid-hued sundresses.



With the playful designs, the probability of grabbing the attention (and dollars) from the Millennial demographic who tend to be more attracted to accent accessories, color blocking, and making statements is very promising.





Taking a Walk Down the Fashion Runway:

By London 14 April 2014

Introducing Anne Sophie Madsen’s Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection:


Far from traditional, Anne Sophie’s Madsen’s unique and futuristic designs look like they bare fit for the cast of the Fifth Element.

Popular for creating futuristic female warriors, her S/S 2014 collection, Post Human Speed, Sophie Madsen looks to three boys for inspiration: Kaspar Hauser, a young German claiming to have grown up in total isolation, Inochi, the school boy alien robot dreamed up by Takashi Murakami, and Rubber Johnny, a boy able to contort his body into unnatural positions, depicted in a short film by Chris Cunningham. Questioning the human body and identity just as these boys do, Madsen realizes her vision in abnormal excesses and disproportions. The collection also features signature Madsen illustrations, which reference romantic portraits and late 90s Japanese pop art. As tech-forward chic continues to be a mainstay on fashion’s horizon, this Danish designer nails it: fresh, romantic, clean, and completely ahead of the pack.






Anne Sophie Madsen graduated from the Danish School of Design in 2009 .  Soon after graduating, she trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris, before moving to to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior designer.  Madsen debuted with her couture-inspired collection during London Fashion Week in 2010. In 2012 she won the Danish Fashion award for best design talent. In 2012 she did shows in Copenhagen, St Petersborg, London and New York, and exhibited in Milan, Paris and London.