Wednesday, 10 March 2010


The stage for Orla Kiely’s presentation at London Fashion Week was two impressive make shift rooms decorated in the 60’s style with brown and beige designed Orla Kiely wallpaper in the living room and dark & light blue in the bedroom. The furniture was 60’s vintage and a modern retro looking TV showed the collection on screen. Models sat or stood in above the knee dresses and skirts teamed with shoes and mid calf navy socks.
Patterns for the wallpaper and dresses were inspired by Ivon Hutchins’s abstract art and the photography of Erwin Olaf, and captured the essence of falling autumn leaves.
The title of the collection was "Tuesdays Child". Main colour palette was autumnal – creams instead of whites, various shades of browns, burnt oranges and navy. The obligatory grey and black could be seen on some pieces.
Fabrics used were mohair and silk crepe teamed with traditional checked wool and wool jacquard,
The models wore their hair in a serious bun and makeup was kept simple, providing a good contrast to the cute collars and fun update of the 60’s retro style.

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