Hole in one for Orla Kiely's golf-inspired collection
Published 21/09/2015 | 02:30
Orla Kiely doesn't play golf herself, but that didn't stop her finding inspiration from days with her mum at Woodbrook Golf Club in Co Wicklow for her show at London Fashion Week.
Models moved around a mini golf course, where sand bunkers were shaped like Orla's original leaf motif.
Orla's SS16 collection is about clashing colours and soothing pastels in short and long lengths in a collection that pays homage to the 1970s.
Actress Katherine Ross and the original 'Stepford Wives' influenced Orla's modern take, where "the daily routine mixed seamlessly with leisure activities and cocktail hour".
And, yes, the queen of handbags naturally produced a bespoke Orla Kiely golf bag in a khaki mustard and blue print which featured throughout the show. And she doesn't rule out developing the bag commercially for those golfing ladies who already love her designs.
The show featured cute coral frilled knitwear, dungarees -both long and short worn - with poplin shirts and floral print dresses with clashing bags, worn with Orla's shoe range from Clarks.
Elsewhere, Danielle Romeril from Ranelagh, Dublin, presented her collection at the NEWGEN show.
Her work was inspired by the documentary and fashion photography of Jackie Nickerson and Viviane Sassen.
"The sugary pink in the collection is not really a colour I would normally go near but it's all about how you treat it," said the designer.