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Andrew Spade

Andrew Spade is a fashion designer who co-founded Kate Spade and Jack Spade. Born in Birmingham, Michigan, he attended Arizona State University, where he met fellow future-fashion designer Katherine Brosnahan. Together, they launched[…]

I usually look to the Japanese for inspiration in design.

Topic: Fashion Icons

Andrew Spade: My favorite fashion icon would be either Ray Pekubo or Junior Watenabe. I usually look to the Japanese for inspiration in design; how they mix traditional with the avant grade. And I don’t usually wear it, but conceptually and from a design standpoint, IsiMiaki I think is incredibly talented. And there are others. There are smaller designers, and there are a lot in America as well as Europe. But those are the people who I always get excited about when I read their ideas.

Recorded on: 7/12/07

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