For anyone not familiar with Orla Kiely’s work, she is well known for her vibrant and iconic prints that are influenced by the 60s and 70s. Last year she put on a vintage tea dance and the year before that a movie booth with popcorn. Inspired by her love of the movie ‘The Best of Everything’ the presentation at London Fashion Week was set up to really take you back in time with a typing pool. The models played the part of workers all sat at their tables with type writers with their pretend duties. Whilst the other models walked up and down like the secretaries, others were talking on the phone. The hair was up in a messy Bardot style beehive with 60s inspired garments and winged spectacles.
The clothing was perfect, I love the 60s and this collection oozed vintage style. All prim and proper with micro minis, Peter Pan collars and velvet jacquard suits. The white tights and faux fur coat combo complete with party dresses are what dreams are made of! The collars were pointy to round and ruffled, lovely.
I previously blogged about Chlo Sevigny’s presentation for Opening Ceremony collection and I can confirm that vintage style is playing a big part in fashion at the moment!