I've always been a fan or Orla Kiely, though her colour palette hasn't always been to my taste, anyone who does a good print is going to be on my Wish List. And now her Spring Summer 2011 collection has even included my favourite colour combos; lots of monochrome, splashes of red and very prim lemon yellow.Gorgeous tailored shapes too. The frilly bikini and the sunglasses are just perfectly vintage whilst still being contemporary.
The presentation was a film by Gia Coppola (yes, one of them), shown in a mini cinema complete with popcorn laden hostesses in cute monochrome uniforms. I absolutely loved the film; swinging sixties London, dogs, a model who actually smiles and EATS CAKE.Proper feel good fashion.You can watch it here yourself! Reminiscent of the much missed Luella (sigh) but with a distinctive Orla Kiely vibe; unlike Jasper Garvida last night which I LOVED, but couldn't help feeling a constant 'deja vu'; some of the pieces were so similar to Luella a couple of years ago.More on this from me soon.
This Orla Kiely book on Pattern and her print covered copy of Little Women are definitely going on my Amazon wishlist.
For those of you who haven't been able to make it to any of the LFW fun, here's a chance to win the goodybag from the Orla Kiely show.It contains a large foldaway shopper in Olive and a mini Orla Kiely fragrance. I'm also throwing in a Shu Uemera Lipstick from the Jena.Theo goodybag, plus some other goodies from various LFW bags.Just leave a comment on this post or tweet 'I want to win an Orla Kiely goodybag' #londonplinth . Good Luck!