The Kiely brand:
Orla Kiely, who later settled in London, is one of Ireland's many stylists and designers. She didn't obtain her letters patent just because of her qualifications, but also because of her talent. After finishing her studies, she worked for many companies before establishing the Orla Kiely Partnership with her husband in 1997. Orla Kiely created an exclusively female, ready-to-wear clothing brand that is considered the epitome of luxury.
Orla Kiely developed a unique and singlular Spring style. Her brand favours vintage designs with geometrical motifs and dark colours. Her ready-to-wear clothes, include tailored suits, blouses, skirts, trousers, dresses, pullovers and coats and there are a wide range of accessories including handbags, scarves and wallets. This makes these products attractive to a certain kind of woman. Despite the use of basic colours, yellow, orange and green are also used to enliven the product. Though the details are discreet, the particular cut is characteristic of Orla Kiely's signature style.
Return to the future:
Orla Kiely's ready-to-wear clothing takes us back to the 1960s and 1970s. This vintage style displays its features proudly. As time passes, women have become more nostalgic for these vintage styles, so their popularity has increased. Kiely has carefully revisited clothes that have been fashionable before and brought them into the modern world.