1. It will mark the 25th anniversary of Kate Spade New York

“It is an important year for us, and we’re kicking off a joyous road trip across America. The first stop: New Orleans.”

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2. The clothes pay homage to a city where everything’s a celebration

“The collection’s called “Southern Charm”, and it’s inspired by New Orleans. It’s the first stop of our American tour. It’s an amazing city with so much to offer, from the Garden Districts to the magnolia trees, gorgeous Spanish mansions to the French quarters where jazz and the atmospheres make everything a party. It really brought the collection to life.”

3. The presentation took place in the Grand Central Oyster Bar

“We love a New York landmark, whether it is the Russian Tea Room (for fall/winter 2016) or Rainbow Room, This place is a real New York gem. It is really nice to introduce people to this place, and it’s got the spirit of what the collection’s about.”

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4. There’s a new bag (well, sort of) to look out for next season

“One of my favourite pieces is the Sam bag. It is where everything began and we brought the design back for the 25th anniversary celebrations. It is slightly refreshed. You’ll see many different iterations, from the classic nylon to wicker versions. It’s really an exploration of where we’ve been and where we’re going!”

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5. Lloyd also celebrates her decade at the brand

“It’s been an incredible journey so far. I love the fact this is also my celebration! It’s come a long way, but I feel that as a brand, we’ve just hit our stride. There’s so much more to do. It’s really very exciting.”

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Sasheer Zamata, Issa Rae, Elisabeth Moss, Deborah Lloyd and Leandra Medine. Photo: Getty