Friday, August 29, 2014

Orla Kiely // Fall 2014 //

On Saturday 15th of February during London Fashion Week I attended the Orla Kiely presentation. I am a huge fan of her kitsch home-ware but I admittedly wasn't too familiar with her clothing range. The venue for the show was the Old Central Saint Martin's Building.

Models sported charmingly cute clothes which were wearable but had an ounce of fun in them. Look 2 was a twee pink coat with a fur collar - what more could one ask for. The Irish designer showcased season appropriate items. They were fit for all weathers - see the raincoats in most looks. The Irish and English weather pops into mind when I see the looks despite the lack of rain on the day. The soundtrack did however feature rain and the sound of the subterranean Tube (London's underground train system).

Models sat on benches and stood poised next to lampposts. Looks 18 and 19 featured see through umbrellas dotted with peachy polka dots, this may seem like an obvious accessory and it was, but it was disarmingly lovely. Symbolic of all things English and Irish. 

My favourite look was 20. A slinky black cat, it's hind legs in flight, was emblazoned on a cream turtleneck sweater. Black rolled up trousers and not-so-killer shoes completed the look. 

This show quintessentially symbolized all things Irish - Orla's home turf and British - the story displayed at the show. This was a highly enjoyable experience and change from the norm (all white everything. A change of scenery never hurt no-one).

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