Our new Orla Kiely collection for the season has been another smash hit and as a little celebration we’re taking a look back at where it all began. This video takes you behind the scenes of Orla’s SS15 London Fashion Week show back in February. Perfect for a little retro inspiration.
Girl-about-London and fashion blogger Olivia (What Olivia Did) styled up our block heel sandal Orla Betty on a day trip in her native South London. This sandal is a must-have from our capsule collection with Queen of Prints Orla Kiely. Olivia’s look sees high-waisted denim teamed with 70s inspired boho lace and a vintage wicker bag. Pop on some oversize shades and that’s retro spring style nailed.
World famous fashion blogger Megan Ellaby – Pages by Megan takes our Orla Beryl platform shoes down to Brighton.
‘The most beautiful shoes I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning and definitely my all-time favourite pair.’
We think it’s fair to say she likes them.
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.
Our Orla Kiely styles will help you achieve 70s style in no time.
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…
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!