Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations

Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations

"So, Andy and I were out, honestly, at a Mexican restaurant", Kate Spade said, "and he just said, what about handbags?".

The couple had one child, Frances Beatrix Spade.

The sister of celebrated fashion designer Kate Spade says she may have taken her own life because of a struggle with mental illness.

Spade, 55, hanged herself with a scarf and was found by a housekeeper in her Park Avanue apartment.

Kanye West is certainly at a cross-section in his career where finding a balance between relative calm and his frenetic creative spurts.

Although she had a hugely successful business, Spade's sister Reto Saffo has admitted her suicide didn't come as a shock to her because she's been battling with severe depression for years and refused to seek any medical help for it.

On his personal Instagram page, the Grown Ups star posted a photo of the two during Christmas. "She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike", Lena Dunham added in a tweet. New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis, who knew Spade for almost three decades, was shocked by her death. Eventually, in the late '00s Kate sold the company and it has bounced around from Neiman Marcus to Liz Claiborne to its current owner, Coach Inc since 2017 - but it's still stayed in favor with the fashion elite thanks to its whimsical vibe.

Kate Spade stepped away from the limelight after selling her company in 2007 but she recently mounted a comeback.

She was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her eponymous brand with her husband in 1993.

"We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly", Kate's family said in a statement to to the New York Daily News. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spade's handbags were a must-have, and she ranked among the NY designers to cement the minimalist look.

A statement from the family via in NY spokeswoman on Tuesday had said: "We are all devastated by today's tragedy". As the shocking news spread, Bravolebs took to social media to speak out about the death and what the designer and brand meant to them.

"I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you're supposed to have it", she told the AP in 2004.

Then the fashion maven makes an excuse for her casual get-up.

Investigators say she left behind a note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, indicating that she was dealing with financial and marital issues. I don't know. I think something a little more interesting.

The world is certainly a more colorful and lovely place because of her.