Inspired by generations of intrepid British travelers to Africa and India, and by the Girl Guides — the local version of the Girl Scouts — Orla Kiely sent out a collection of sweet silhouettes with a military twist. There were cropped, dusty rose jackets with patch pockets and epaulets; navy blue coats with shiny gold buttons; and stiff raffia skirts with embroidered pockets. Prints took their cue from the African savannah: Zebras, giraffes, rhinos, and lions herded onto T-shirts, knits and flocked silk organza dresses with full skirts.

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