Orla Kiely sent out a cool collection filled with glamorous, floaty pieces in rich textures, all inspired by the refined elegance of ladies who resided on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the Seventies.
Channeling the flair of such socialites as Marisa Berenson and Diana Vreeland, the designer created long, fluid shapes, and played with nature-inspired prints and patterns. A long georgette dress with billowy sleeves had a floral print, while a belted tea dress with a botanical pattern in ink and ochre was trimmed with a rose metallic finish. Silk organza dresses featured ruffles and pintucks.
Outerwear was strong, with lavish textures, like a pink mohair jacket with a smock detail or a belted Irish tweed wool coat with removable faux-fur cuffs and collar. Kiely also worked the bespoke tweed into a suit jacket with a matching box-pleat skirt. The range was done in a palette of leafy green, brown, inky blue, purple and black.