On Saturday morning I popped along to the Orla Kiely presentation at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. After downing a few elderflower spritzers (it was early morning) we were welcomed into the presentation area. There was a glass pane and behind it three lovely ladies dressed in white. As the presentation started the three ladies revealed themselves to be painters. They started to paint flowers across the window which accumulated in them painting the Orla Kiely logo – how did they do this backwards? As the models came out each of them had a flower in hand and planted it in a pot as they stepped onto the stage, setting the scene gradually.
As for the clothes themselves, the 60s’s are very much alive in this collection. The prints and hemlines practically screamed it. The Clarks collaboration continues for another season and comes in the form of some rather lovely chunky wedge shoes – in some amazing colours. My favourites had to be a pair of chunky brown heels with an ankle strap, perfect when paired with one of the many knee skimming dresses. The great thing about this collection is its overall wearability, there are so many pieces that you could slot right into your existing wardrobe. They also gave you the ability to mix and match.
The overall winners for me had to be the coats – I saw so many that I would love to own myself. We were also all swooning over the patterned wide leg trousers, great with a chunky heel! It definitely got me into the Spring spirit, I’m planning a whole new 60’s style wardrobe already.