New York Fashion Week can be a long haul, and morning shows in particular can be killer; until everyone’s had their coffee, we’re all just a bunch of fashionable zombies. It was lucky, then, that Kate Spade Fall 2012‘s morning presentation felt like the sartorial equivalent of a triple shot latte with extra foam. Who needs espresso when you have so much pattern, texture and color?

The collection, styled by the always-dapper Brad Goreski, was full of the Kate Spade staples that we’ve all come to expect (and covet). Not only were there bags in ladylike shapes and retro patterns (plus a few fun clutches that took on the shape of cars and dictionaries), but there were beautiful, brightly colored top coats galore and a feather skirt about which I’m still dreaming. Kate Spade does a masterful job of creating girlish fun in a way that’s accessible to grown-ups, and I doubt I’ll see a collection that’s more fun for the rest of Fashion Week. Check out our full set of pictures after the jump.

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  • Camilla

    I was born and live in Milan (Italy). We have lots of fantastic designers but nobody is like her (maybe Moschino a little bit???). I love Kate Spade even her pensils are special. Love her bags, her style her ideas. Love love love these ohitsos, Thanks Amanda for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    What a fun collection! I am in love with that long-sleeved red/orange dress. 

  • Hilary

     P.S. I’ll be purchasing the feather skirt.

  • 19yearslater

    Wow, I love pretty much everything! Well done Kate Spade.

  • Blair

     This is so fun and whimsical! LOVE it!

  • Sil

    the collection was gorgeous and lovely and fun
    and i specially loved the photographs <3 thanks for sharing with us!

  • Deanna

    Ooh I am super loving the black ostrich embossed/brown leather handbag!! I’m going to have to keep an eye out for that one! ;)

  • Daphne L

    I really love the dictionary clutch!

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  • Marie Martell

    Great pics, love the purses and shoes!

  • Emmabatholo

     nice blog

  • hoeny handbag

    What a great collection! corlorful! Love it, share to my blog: thank you!