Orla Kiely brought her girls back after having two-dimensional representations the past two seasons. They rotated on circular platforms to show off the waist-focussed silhouetttes and fresh prints from every angle. I love that you can expect the same thing from Orla Kiely season after season, yet it never feels like 'Oh, that again.' Her shapes are classic, ultra feminine and youthful, but she eludes monotony and overt girliness by using high quality fabrics, thinking through textural details, and creating print graphics that look refined.
There were lots of clean white cottons amongst the spring colours, my favourite being the coral which was soft and gorgeous and edged in a sheened trim:
Orla had ice cream in branded cartons served by a 'cigarette' girl. I had some, of course!
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