Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation
THE Orla Kiely girl is taking a trip next summer and into the plains of Africa is where she will go. However, set amidst camping stoves, a dust-track floor and against a hazy safari terrain, Kiely’s spring/summer 2014 presentation was less practical outdoors, more preppy traveller. The printed short suits, buttoned shirt dresses and belted trenches all had subtle elements of explorer about them with their box-pleat flap pockets, epaulettes and khaki colour palettes. The A-line skirts, printed shifts and pearl-trimmed dresses however, said sweet and chic rather than intrepid adventurer. These are not the kind of girls who get their hands dirty, more the types that hop around in their knee-high socks and berets with a pout - but charming nonetheless.