After channeling their grandfather as inspiration last season, Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley jumped forward to their parents and the 1970s as inspiration for spring.

 

“The collection was inspired by our mom and dad and the time they met,” said Alex. “We’re exploring the concept of what made them different.”

 

Their mother’s influence was apparent in an array of hand-crocheted sweaters that took 100 hours to produce while their father’s heritage came through in a retro ivory plaid double-breasted short suit and a navy trenchcoat. A cropped pink polo shirt and an array of sleeveless knit tops in extra-fine merino wool showcased the gender-bending influence seen in the line. “It’s the duality of our parents,” said Matthew.

 

By the strength of this collection, it’s obvious that the Orley family is a chic bunch.

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