LFW – Orla Kiely’s Playful Pocket Dresses
I love a designer who has a strong identity and now that Luella has vacated her position, Orla Kiely has stepped up to the plate to provide for the same playful, nod-to-retro customer. Kiely’s signature style is graphic but feminine print in sometimes poppy, sometimes offbeat colour combinations. For next spring-summer she is championing the kind of boxy cardigans and pocket dresses the Mary Quant girl might wear if she was around today.
Shown at a London Fashion Week presentation on lifesize cardboard cutouts, the collection was accompanied by a short film shot by Gia ‘niece of Sofia’ Coppola. Popcorn, champagne and pop cakes (this season’s cupcake!) rounded things off very nicely as did a goody bag groaning with Orla’s new coffee table book, postcards and fragrance.