Irish born Orla Kiely is renowned for her retro inspired prints which have delighted the world. Crediting her Grandma as her greatest creative influence, Orla Kiely first pursued her artistic talent at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, where she achieved a degree in textile design. On gaining this qualification she moved to New York to work for a wallpaper & fabric designer, which deepened her love of color and print, inspiring her to further her creative education.
Returning to the UK in the early 1990s to study for an MA in knitwear at the Royal College of Art, Orla Kiely developed her knowledge of fabric design and discovered her flair for hat making. Her exit collection of hats launched her career in the fashion world with a bang as her designs were picked up by Harrods, greatly increasing the visibility of the now iconic patterns and landing her with jobs working for both Marks & Spencer and Habitat.
Her designs moved from hats to handbags when her father pointed out at her first stall at London Fashion Week that everyone there was carrying a bag, but no one was wearing a hat. This led to the production of bags featuring her signature patterns on laminated fabric, a design innovation of the time when this kind of material was used only for tablecloths. The Orla Kiely Partnership was established in 1997 by her and her husband Dermot Rowan, under which they released the brand’s first exclusive collection. Since the brand’s inception they have expanded into new markets and now release ready to wear clothing, home, travel & stationery collections each year to both the fashion world & the public’s eager anticipation.
Each Orla Kiely homeware collection is an exploration of the brand’s signature prints and retro 60s & 70s inspired design. With the brand’s key concept of nature inspired base colors such as muddy browns, leafy greens and overcast grays combined with bursts of bright orange, rich yellow and pale blue, each item is a testament to timeless style. At Amara you will find a host of sought-after Orla Kiely soft furnishings, kitchenware, stationery and gardening equipment that will brighten any room and delight anyone with a penchant for color.
160 matching products, priced from $ 6.00 to $ 244.75