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We are going to be slightly out of sync with our reviews and will return to complete our look at New York's Fashion Week at a later date. Right now, we are hopping across the Atlantic to view London's offerings starting with a look at Orla Kiely's presentation. 

We have long loved her retro aesthetic and once again this trope has served her well. This time Kiely mines from the 1970s with loud, patterned colourways of earthy green, brown and white on a 1940s silhouette. The whimsical collection featured adorable mini frilled two-pieces and highly patterned dresses. Her trademark abstract daisy flower pattern turned up as the pattern on tone-on-tone-lace and as the focus of a checked pattern on her knitwear. We also loved the round bags - a trend that shows no signs of dying - made of woven hessian raffia playfully embroidered with insects, a great counterpoint to her florals. Yellow, the colour of the season, turned up in the form of a covetable, lightweight coat that will be perfect for the season.

Images | Orla Kiely


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