Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about this obsession called Orla kiely? Why we love this label so much? Is it because of her vintage-inspired, recognizable prints that could look good in the industrial environment as in the pretty house with English garden.
Is it because of the fact these frocks and other garments remind us on some of our favourite icons of past time?
Is it because of Orla’s ability to adorn frocks with extremely cute details and still make successful, wearable ensembles for grown-up girls that are dreamers somewhere deep inside?
Is it because her campaigns and presentations reminds us of stills from Wes Anderson’s movies who is also another master in creating modern retro atmosphere?
If we going to talk about Wes Anderson connection with Orla Kiely, then upcoming Autumn 2013 collection is perfect example. Inspired by our dearest heroine, gypsy royal princess from 1970s , Margot Tenenbaum and Irish artist Breon O’Casey, Orla created another pretty collection with garments that could easily replace all the others in closets of many. Leith Clark who styles Orla Liely’s campaigns, presentations and lookbooks, adorned the ensembles with white stocking, t-bar heels and 1960s chignons with hair clips. That is another reason why these pretty dresses, coats, blouses, skirts and bags in clean line and tender colors on Orla’s models had pure, simple and ladylike appearance.
With those Cardigans adorned with squirrels and another dear creatures, we could easily join Girl Scouts. But we have to work and play by the rules of serious world. That’s are why Orla’s dreamers looked so good the office set-up where she presented them as secretaries. Isn’t that everything we are? Serious, grown up girls, earning for living with teenage hearts of dreamers.
Why do you love Orla Kiely?
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