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21.02.2013- Orla Kiely AW13

Orla Kiely's London Fashion Week presentations are always a real highlight of the fashion month calendar, offering a refreshingly unusual take on the traditional catwalk show. From the dreamy tea dance which they hosted at Somerset House a few seasons ago to the beautiful campaign videos which showcase each of their collections so beautifully, Orla Kiely as a brand is one which really brings a theatrical flavour to fashion. Blurring the lines between fashion show and performance once again, this London Fashion Week they showcased their AW13 pieces against the backdrop of Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, perfectly transformed into a Mad Men era typing pool for the occasion:

As well as featuring a spectrum of 60s inspired silhouettes throughout, the AW13 collection incorporated a really refreshing array of colours, most notably sunshine yellows and bold fuschia pinks- perfect for carrying the spirit of summer through to the autumn. The cast of models were beautifully beehived, capturing the vintage inspired elegance which has become so synonymous with the Orla Kiely aesthetic, with slightly undone styling illustrating that this is a collection which is both pretty and practical- whether you spend your working day behind a typewriter or not. Signature details, such as angular collars, flared skirts and pretty prints were presented alongside a bounty of super covetable accessories, including structured handbags and patent T-bar pumps, capturing a retro feel whilst simultaneously feeling extremely accessible. By constructing such a creative, seamless and memorable presentation, Orla Kiely's collection for AW13 stands out as one of the most covetable seen at London Fashion Week- I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for my favourite pieces as next season approaches!

What do you think of the Orla Kiely AW13 presentation?

(Image credit: Orla Kiely.)


  1. I absolutely loved the whole presentation and collection. I also love how the clothes's functionality is shown. I'm so jealous of everyone who went to see that! X

  2. I thought it all looked gorgeous, quite Mad Men-y. Wish I could afford anything from the collection!xx


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