Profile | Orla Kiely

Step into the world of Orla Kiely and you’ll be immediately transported to a retro era circa 1970. Kiely, known as one of the most successful UK designers, has created an empire based on her instantly recognizable graphic patterns. Her surface designs decorate everything from fashion to home goods, paper goods to accessories, garnering her a global audience of collectors.

Running until 23rd September 2018 at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern brings together an array of prints and products portraying the colorful world of this designer. Highlights include the original sketches from her iconic stem pattern, along with insights into how Kiely works – from inspiration to her design process. This exhibition is a must-see for pattern lovers of all ages.

– Jessie