Post70s Fashion

70s style SS15 runways were awash with 70s styling, from hippy prints to disco platforms and formidable flares – so delve deep into this decade to inspire your spring wardrobe. Think faux fur, denim dresses, suede jackets and oversized fedoras.

For shoes the sky’s the limit. Platforms are an absolute must but don’t just stop there – try to work in some outsize tassels, buckles or fringing.  When you need something a little more slimline go for a pair of pointed 70s style Chelsea boots or flats in croc effect leathers.

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Our Orla Kiely styles will help you achieve 70s style in no time.

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Thanks to – Pages by Megan / What Olivia did / Love Cloth / Rebellious yet romantic / Samio – for the fantastic images

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PostOrla Kiely – coming soon

Orla Kiely – 70s fashion

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Each season a specific decade takes precedence on the runways and for SS15 it looks like the 70s has come out tops. Whether you see your style as hippy 2.0 or Saturday night fever, one way you can update (and backdate) your wardrobe will soon become clear. We’ll be at London Fashion Week this month to launch our new Orla collection – judging by this teaser you might want to start digging out your flares…

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PostClarks and Orla Kiely at London Fashion Week

Orla Kiely When our SS15 collaboration with Orla Kiely was launched at London Fashion Week it went down a storm – and the show itself was something special.

The audience were treated to half fashion show, half art installation – and pure Orla magic. Upon entering there was little more than a white picket fence, some empty flower pots and a sheet of clear Perspex. As the show started the models began striding down the runway and planting beautiful wooden flowers into the empty terracotta pots, whilst LA pop artist Alia Penner began live-painting a garden onto the clear plastic  – flower power blossoming in front of our eyes.

The atmosphere was electric, the clothes were incredible and we even managed to sneak backstage with the Orla team to create some exciting new content for SS15 – but we have to keep that under wraps for now!

For more on the show check out – style.com and stylebubble.co.uk. To shop this season’s Orla collection click here. 

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PostOrla Kiely – the interview

Orla Kiely interview

From Kate Middleton to Alexa Chung, Orla Kiely is adored by those in-the-know. So before the launch of our second collaboration we took some time to find out a little more about the ‘Queen of Prints’…

 

Hats were the first stepping stone and I always knew there would be more. We grew our collection very quickly to include bags and accessories, which we became known for, and continued to build the brand organically to include clothing and home wear.

At the heart of our brand is always print and colour. We consistently reference and take influence from the 60s and 70s because we love it. They had so much style in the 70s – think Catherine Deneuve. I love the bold graphic patterns inspired by flowers and nature. We don’t follow trends and stay true to ourselves. It’s a style and taste that, luckily, many love.

We have colour and print at the heart of our design ethos which lends itself beautifully from fashion to home and lifestyle. I love that – I have always been inspired by architecture and mid-century design across all my work. My favourite print has to be the multi-stem. It’s the most recognizable and it’s evolved into, I’m told, an iconic print. It’s a very versatile pattern which we modify and develop each season.

When I’m not wearing one of my statement prints I like to wear Marni, Prada, Marc Jacobs and vintage when I’m lucky enough to find it. I keep it simple and tend to have one statement piece which could be either colour or print.

 Orla on her Clarks SS14 collection…

Clarks has been my favourite collaboration to date. I’ve wanted to design shoes for a long time and when the offer came from Clarks it gave me that chance.It was incredibly exciting. It was my first footwear collection and the response we received was amazing. It’s shown me there’s a demand for shoes like this, and I’m looking forward to seeing our AW14 collection go on sale. We designed these shoes for people who share our taste. People who love colour and good design.

The AW14 Orla Kiely collection goes on sale 5/9/14.   

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